Sacred bean

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sacred bean (Bot) a seed of the Oriental lotus (Nelumbo speciosa or Nelumbium speciosum), a plant resembling a water lily; also, the plant itself. See Lotus.
    • Sacred bean See under Sacred.
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Usage

In literature:

Tell about the sacred beans.
"The Beginner's American History" by D. H. Montgomery
As for the bean, it appears to have been a sacred vegetable in ancient times.
"Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan" by Clement A. Miles
Peas and beans have had symbolical or sacred characteristics from the earliest times.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
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In news:

Sacred Bean from Robert John Thornton's The Temple of Flora (1799).
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