Egyptian thorn
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • egyptian thorn — noun Usage: usually capitalized E : babul 1a used especially of the tree as it occurs in the Sudan where it is a source of high grade gum arabic; compare amrad gum …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Egyptian bean — 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}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Egyptian cross — 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}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Egyptian bath sponge — Towel Tow el, n. [OE. towaille, towail, F. touaille, LL. toacula, of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. dwahila, swahilla, G. zwehle, fr. OHG. dwahan to wash; akin to D. dwaal a towel, AS. [thorn]we[ a]n to wash, OS. thwahan, Icel. [thorn]v[=a], Sw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Egyptian acacia — arabinė akacija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mimozinių šeimos dažinis, medieninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Acacia nilotica), paplitęs Afrikoje ir Azijoje. Iš jo gaunami lipai. atitikmenys: lot. Acacia nilotica angl. babul acacia;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • thorn-mimosa — arabinė akacija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mimozinių šeimos dažinis, medieninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Acacia nilotica), paplitęs Afrikoje ir Azijoje. Iš jo gaunami lipai. atitikmenys: lot. Acacia nilotica angl. babul acacia;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • scented-thorn — arabinė akacija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mimozinių šeimos dažinis, medieninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Acacia nilotica), paplitęs Afrikoje ir Azijoje. Iš jo gaunami lipai. atitikmenys: lot. Acacia nilotica angl. babul acacia;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Acacia vera — 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}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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