- Aaron's rod
- noun the great mullein (plant).OriginC18: alluding to Aaron in the Bible, whose staff was said to have flowered (Num. 17:8).
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Aaron's rod — refers to any of the staffs carried by Moses brother, Aaron, in the Old Testament. Along with Moses rod, Aaron s rod was endowed with miraculous power during the Plagues of Egypt which preceded the Exodus. Upon two occasions, however, the… … Wikipedia
Aaron's rod — Aar on s rod ([^a]r [u^]nz r[o^]d ). [See Exodus vii. 9 and Numbers xvii. 8] 1. (Arch.) A rod with one serpent twined around it, thus differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A plant with a tall flowering… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Aaron's-rod — smulkiažiedė tūbė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Verbascum thapsus), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Verbascum thapsus angl. Aaron s rod; common mullein; flannelleaf;… … Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)
Aaron's rod — 1. a rod, inscribed with the name of Aaron, that miraculously blossomed and yielded almonds. Num. 17:8. Previously, the rod had changed into a serpent. Ex. 7:10. 2. any of various plants having a tall, flowering stem, as the goldenrod or mullein … Universalium
Aaron's rod — noun a) Any of various plants with a tall flowering stem; especially the great mullein, or hag taper, and the golden rod. b) A rod with one serpent twined around it, as used by Aaron (differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two… … Wiktionary
Aaron's rod — (Botany) any of a number of plants having tall flowering stems (such as the golden rod and the great mullein) … English contemporary dictionary
Aaron's rod — /ɛərənz ˈrɒd/ (say airruhnz rod) noun 1. a widespread biennial plant, Verbascum thapsus, densely covered with woolly hairs and having erect spikes of yellow flowers. 2. Architecture a decorative moulding consisting of a tall straight stem with… … Australian English dictionary
Aaron's rod — n. any of several tall plants, esp. the great mullein (Verbascum thapsus). Etymology: ref. to Num. 17:8 … Useful english dictionary
Aaron's Rod (novel) — Aaron s Rod is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, started in 1917 and published in 1922.The protagonist of this picaresque novel, Aaron Sisson, is a union official in the coal mines of the English Midlands, trapped in a stale marriage. He is also an… … Wikipedia
Aaron's rod (disambiguation) — Aaron s rod refers to any of:* Aaron s rod, any of the staffs carried by Moses brother Aaron * In Gothic architecture, an ornament consisting of a rounded molding decorated by a single entwined serpent and sometimes vines and leaves * Aaron s Rod … Wikipedia