Mummy wheat

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mummy wheat (Bot) wheat found in the ancient mummy cases of Egypt. No botanist now believes that genuine mummy wheat has been made to germinate in modern times.
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Usage

In literature:

Nevertheless, we will not forget that some Egyptian wheat was handed down to us by a mummy.
"Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau
I quite agree on insufficient evidence about mummy wheat.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
And the love of Mr. and Mrs. Parasang has always reminded me of the mummy wheat.
"The Wolf's Long Howl" by Stanley Waterloo
As also is another respecting "My Mummy Wheat," a record of which found its way into print and made a stir many years ago.
"My Life as an Author" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
G. (H. W.) on mummy wheat, 416.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Some years ago in the coffin of an Egyptian mummy, a little jar of wheat was found.
"The Bible in its Making" by Mildred Duff
Men wonder at mummy-wheat germinating after a thousand years of dormancy.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1893" by Various
The mummy wheat was soon multiplied.
"Curiosities of Olden Times" by S. Baring-Gould
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