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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient country of Palestine between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. According to the Bible, the original inhabitants were descendants of Esau.

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  • proper noun biblical The name given to Esau in the Hebrew Bible.
  • proper noun The nation that purportedly traced their ancestry to Esau.

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