sacred fruit-bearing tree of Egypt and Persia, c.1600, from Latin persea, from Greek persea. Used from early 19c. of a genus of trees and shrubs in the West Indies.
The son of the persea tree was Bitiou, born of his own faithless wife; and when he grew up he had her put to death.
The persea tree is also cut down by the wicked wife of Bitiou.
Bright shall your breast be with the flower of the persea, and your tresses anointed heavy with sweet odor.
Willows are decreasing in number, and the persea, one of the sacred trees of Ancient Egypt, is now only to be found in gardens.
The red blossoms of the persea tree are a symbol of the Sun-tree: of Horus.
Red Bay (persea borbonia) is a southern member of the laurel family, and close akin to sassafras and the California laurel.
Finally, Ramses is represented under an arbor vitæ (persea) before the throne of Tum.
In the tree, any tree, acacia or persea, Mannhardt wishes to recognise the Sun-tree of the Lett songs.
I have seen the things over which the persea tree spreadeth within Re-stau.
She said, "Let these two persea trees be cut down, and let them be made into goodly timber."