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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Mummy Wheat.
Wheat said to have been taken from some of the Egyptian mummies, and sown in British soil. It is, however, a delusion to suppose that seed would preserve its vitality for some hundreds of years. No seed will do so, and what is called mummy wheat is a species of corn commonly grown on the southern shores of the Mediterranean.   1



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