from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Egyptian antiquity: A flat-bottomed boat, used for transporting merchandise, etc., on the Nile: the Greek term for the Egyptian makhen.
- n. The sacred boat, represented in art as bearing an enthroned deity or some symbolical or venerated object.
- n. 2 [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of rhynchophorous beetles, of the family Curculionidæ, or weevils. B. lignarius feeds upon the elm.
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