Pharaoh Pha"raoh, n. [Heb. par[=o]h; of Egyptian origin: cf. L. pharao, Gr. ?. Cf. {Faro}.] 1. A title by which the sovereigns of ancient Egypt were designated. [1913 Webster]

2. See {Faro}. [1913 Webster]

{Pharaoh's chicken} (Zo["o]l.), the gier-eagle, or Egyptian vulture; -- so called because often sculpured on Egyptian monuments. It is nearly white in color.

{Pharaoh's rat} (Zo["o]l.), the common ichneumon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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