persea







persea


persea n.

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 Geography of Strabo, Volume III (of 3)

    Strabo

  • The persea tree is also cut down by the wicked wife of Bitiou.

    Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Andrew Lang

  • The red blossoms of the persea tree are a symbol of the Sun-tree: of Horus.

    Modern Mythology

    Andrew Lang

  • 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.

    Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Andrew Lang

  • Like Bata, again, he mutilates himself, and is transformed into a pine instead of a persea tree.

    History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)

    S. Rappoport

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