Nelumbium speciosum
Egyptian E*gyp"tian, a. [L. Aegyptius, Gr. ?, fr. ? (L. Aegyptus) Egypt: cf. F. ['e]gyptien. Cf. {Gypsy}.] Pertaining to Egypt, in Africa. [1913 Webster]

{Egyptian bean}. (Bot.) (a) The beanlike fruit of an aquatic plant ({Nelumbium speciosum}), somewhat resembling the water lily. (b) See under {Bean}, 1.

{Egyptian cross}. See Illust. (No. 6) of {Cross}.

{Egyptian thorn} (Bot.), a medium-sized tree ({Acacia vera}). It is one of the chief sources of the best gum arabic. [1913 Webster]


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  • Nelumbium speciosum — Nelumbium speciosum, ind. Seerose, mit 6–10 im Durchmesser haltenden, wohlriechenden rothen Blumen und haselnußgroßen Samen, bei den alten Aegyptern u. den Hindu heil. Blume; Wurzel, Stengel, Blätter u. Früchte sind eßbar …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Nelumbium speciosum — Lotus Lo tus (l[=o] t[u^]s), n. [L. lotus, Gr. lwto s. Cf. {Lote}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A name of several kinds of water lilies; as {Nelumbium speciosum}, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in Egypt, and to this day in Asia; {Nelumbium luteum},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nelumbium speciosum — Lotus Lo tus (l[=o] t[u^]s), n. [L. lotus, Gr. lwto s. Cf. {Lote}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A name of several kinds of water lilies; as {Nelumbium speciosum}, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in Egypt, and to this day in Asia; {Nelumbium luteum},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nelumbium speciosum — Sacred Sa cred, a. [Originally p. p. of OE. sacren to consecrate, F. sacrer, fr. L. sacrare, fr. sacer sacred, holy, cursed. Cf. {Consecrate}, {Execrate}, {Saint}, {Sexton}.] 1. Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nelumbium speciosum Willd., orth. var. — Symbol NENU2 Synonym Symbol NESP4 Botanical Family Nelumbonaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Nelumbium luteum — Lotus Lo tus (l[=o] t[u^]s), n. [L. lotus, Gr. lwto s. Cf. {Lote}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A name of several kinds of water lilies; as {Nelumbium speciosum}, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in Egypt, and to this day in Asia; {Nelumbium luteum},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nelumbĭum — Juss. (Nelumbo Adans., Nelumbo), Gattung der Nymphäazeen, prächtige, den Seerosen ähnliche Wasserpflanzen mit verlängertem, horizontalem Wurzelstock, langgestielten, aus dem Wasser auftauchenden, fast kreisrunden, schildförmigen, am Rand etwas… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Nelumbium — Nelumbĭum Juss., Nelumbo, Pflanzengattg. der Nymphäazeen, Wasserpflanzen mit schildförmigen Blättern und roten oder gelben Blüten. Bekannteste Art N. speciōsum W. (Seerose, ind. Lotosblume [Abb. 1239; a Blüte, b Frucht, c Same]), die Padmapflanze …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Лотос орехоносный — ? Лотос орехоносный …   Википедия

  • Nelumbo nucifera —   Loto sagrado …   Wikipedia Español

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