sacred fruit-bearing tree of Egypt and Persia, c.1600, from Latin persea, from Greek persea. Used from early 19c. of a genus of trees and shrubs in the West Indies.
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It bears also the persea, peach or Egyptian almond,740 and the Egyptian fig.
The persea tree is also cut down by the wicked wife of Bitiou.
The red blossoms of the persea tree are a symbol of the Sun-tree: of Horus.
The son of the persea tree was Bitiou, born of his own faithless wife; and when he grew up he had her put to death.
Like Bata, again, he mutilates himself, and is transformed into a pine instead of a persea tree.