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Behen \Be"hen\, Behn \Behn\, n. [Per. & Ar. bahman, behmen, an herb, whose leaves resemble ears of corn, saffron.] (Bot.)

  1. The Centaurea behen, or saw-leaved centaury.

  2. The Cucubalus behen, or bladder campion, now called Silene inflata.

  3. The Statice limonium, or sea lavender.


Béhen is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Usage examples of "behen".

He has cleared out the sand from one of the temples, and found there eleven slabs with figures of a king making offerings to the god Horus of Behen or Wady Halfah in a chamber in front of the Hall of Columns.

It was loosely lashed about her waist with a behen, a long woolen sash wrapped above her hips.