Aaron's Beard Definition

ârənz, ăr-
A shrubby semi-evergreen plant (Hypericum calycinum) of Eurasia, having yellow flowers with numerous protruding stamens and often grown as a ground cover.
American Heritage

(botany) A common name for several plants, which have tufts of stamens. [First attested in the late 19th century.]


Used other than as an idiom: see Aaron,"Ž 's,"Ž beard.

(botany) Alternative form of Aaron's beard.

Origin of Aaron's Beard

  • From the prominent tufts of stamens, in reference to Psalms 133:2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the reference in Psalms 133:2 in the Bible.

    From Wiktionary

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