star of Bethlehemstar-of-Beth·le·hem
Bible the bright star over Bethlehem at the birth of Jesus, guiding the Magi: Matt. 2:1-10
a bulbous plant (Ornithogalum umbellatum) of the lily family, with white, star-shaped flowers and long, narrow leaves
nounpl. star-of-Bethlehem or stars-of-Bethlehem
- Any of various bulbous perennial herbs of the genus Ornithogalum, especially O. umbellatum, native to the Mediterranean region and having narrow leaves and a cluster of star-shaped white flowers.
- Any of several similar or related plants.
Origin of star-of-BethlehemAfter the star that guided the Magi to Bethlehem.