Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Egyptian"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

{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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Egyptian \E*gyp"tian\, n.
1. A native, or one of the people, of Egypt; also, the
Egyptian language.

2. A gypsy. [Obs.] --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : of or relating to or characteristic of Egypt or its people
or their language [syn: {Egyptian}]
n 1: a native or inhabitant of Egypt [syn: {Egyptian}]
2: the ancient and now extinct language of Pharaonic Egypt;
written records date back to 3000 BC [syn: {Egyptian}]

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