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Egypt

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Egyptian
ADJ

egipcio
NM
Egyptian
N



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English Definitions

Egypt
N
a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Egypt
N
an ancient empire to the west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament
Egyptian
N
a native or inhabitant of Egypt
Egyptian
N
the ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs; written records date back to 3000 BC
Egyptian
of or relating to or characteristic of Egypt or its people or their language
Egyptian bean
N
perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like 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
Egyptian capital
N
the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs
Egyptian cat
N
a domestic cat of Egypt
Egyptian cobra
N
cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death
Egyptian corn
N
sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa
Egyptian cotton
N
fine somewhat brownish long-staple cotton grown in Egypt; believed to be derived from sea island cotton or by hybridization with Peruvian cotton
Egyptian deity
N
a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians
Egyptian Empire
N
an ancient empire to the west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament
Egyptian grass
N
a creeping grass with spikes like fingers
Egyptian henbane
N
poisonous herb whose leaves are a source of hyoscyamine
Egyptian Islamic Jihad
N
an Islamic extremist group active since the late 1970s; seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state; works in small underground cells
Egyptian lupine
N
white-flowered Eurasian herb widely cultivated for forage and erosion control
Egyptian monetary unit
N
monetary unit in Egypt
Egyptian onion
N
type of perennial onion grown chiefly as a curiosity or for early salad onions; having bulbils that replace the flowers
Egyptian paper reed
N
tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
Egyptian paper rush
N
tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
Egyptian pea
N
Asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with one or two edible seeds
Egyptian pound
N
the basic unit of money in Egypt; equal to 100 piasters
Egyptian vulture
N
small mostly white vulture of Africa and southern Eurasia
Egyptian water lily
N
white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians
Egyptologist
N
an archeologist who specializes in Egyptology
Egyptology
N
archeology of ancient Egyptian artifacts
English Definitions from WordNet 3.0
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