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Definition: Sacred bean
, a. [Originally p. p. of OE. sacren to
consecrate, F. sacrer, fr. L. sacrare, fr. sacer sacred,
holy, cursed. Cf. Consecrate
1. Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a
good sense, made holy; set apart to religious use;
consecrated; not profane or common; as, a sacred place; a
sacred day; sacred service.
2. Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not
secular; religious; as, sacred history.
Smit with the love of sacred song. --Milton.
3. Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the
highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or
veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.
Such neighbor nearness to our sacred [royal] blood
Should nothing privilege him. --Shak.
Poet and saint to thee alone were given,
The two most sacred names of earth and heaven.
4. Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.
Secrets of marriage still are sacred held. --Dryden.
5. Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to.
A temple, sacred to the queen of love. --Dryden.
6. Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance,
curse, or the like; accursed; baleful. [Archaic]
But, to destruction sacred and devote. --Milton.
Society of the Sacred Heart
(R.C. Ch.), a religious order
of women, founded in France in 1800, and approved in 1826.
It was introduced into America in 1817. The members of the
order devote themselves to the higher branches of female
. (Zo["o]l.) See Hamadryas
(Bot.), a seed of the Oriental lotus (Nelumbo speciosa
or Nelumbium speciosum
), a plant resembling a
water lily; also, the plant itself. See Lotus
(Zo["o]l.) See Scarab
. See Canon
, n., 3.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
fresh-water African fishes of the family Mormyrid[ae]
Several large species inhabit the Nile and were considered
sacred by the ancient Egyptians; especially Mormyrus oxyrhynchus
. See Ibis
(a) Any Asiatic monkey of the genus Semnopithecus
regarded as sacred by the Hindoos; especially, the
entellus. See Entellus
(b) The sacred baboon. See Hamadryas
(c) The bhunder, or rhesus monkey.
(Civil Law), the place where a deceased person
Syn: Holy; divine; hallowed; consecrated; dedicated; devoted;
religious; venerable; reverend.
[1913 Webster] -- Sa"cred*ly
, adv. -- Sa"cred*ness
(b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be['a]n; akin to D.
boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b["o]nne, Sw.
b["o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.]
1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous
herbs, chiefly of the genera Faba
; also, to the herbs.
Note: The origin and classification of many kinds are still
doubtful. Among true beans are: the black-eyed bean and
China bean, included in Dolichos Sinensis
Egyptian bean or hyacinth bean, Dolichos Lablab
common haricot beans, kidney beans, string beans, and
pole beans, all included in Phaseolus vulgaris
lower bush bean, Phaseolus vulgaris
, variety nanus;
Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus
; Spanish bean and
scarlet runner, Phaseolus multiflorus
; Windsor bean,
the common bean of England, Faba vulgaris
[1913 Webster] As an article of food beans are classed
2. The popular name of other vegetable seeds or fruits, more
or less resembling true beans.
(Zo["o]l.), a plant louse (Aphis fab[ae]
which infests the bean plant.
(Zo["o]l.), a fly found on bean flowers.
(Zo["o]l.), a species of goose (Anser segetum
(Zo["o]l.), a small weevil that in the larval
state destroys beans. The American species is Bruchus fab[ae]
(Bot.), the seed of Mucuna urens
, a West
Indian plant. The seeds are washed up on the Florida
shore, and are often polished and made into ornaments.
, or St. Ignatius's bean
(Bot.), a species
, the common dried white bean of commerce;
probably so called because an important article of food in
, a very small and highly esteemed variety of the
edible white bean; -- so called from its size.
. See under Sacred
. See under Screw
(a) Same as Florida bean
(b) A red bean of unknown species used for ornament.
, or Tonka bean
, the fragrant seed of
, a leguminous tree.
. See under Vanilla