, Gr. , fr. (L. Aegyptus
) Egypt: cf. F. égyptien
. Cf. Gypsy
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.
Pertaining to Egypt, in Africa. [1913 Webster]