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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·gyp·tian a.  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: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Egyptian bean
      n : perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having
          trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pealike
          flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as
          an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian
          subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos [syn: hyacinth
          bean, bonavist, Indian bean, Lablab purpureus, Dolichos
          lablab]