E*gyp"tian (?), a. [L. Aegyptius, Gr. Αιγυπτιος, fr. Αιγυπτος (L. Aegyptus) Egypt: cf. F. égyptien. 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.


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E*gyp"tian, n.


A native, or one of the people, of Egypt; also, the Egyptian language.


A gypsy.




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Greek transcription added experimentally by Gritchka.

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