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.