Aaron-s-beard meaning

âr'ənz, ăr'-
A shrubby semi-evergreen plant (Hypericum calycinum) of Eurasia, having yellow flowers with numerous protruding stamens and often grown as a ground cover.
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(botany) A common name for several plants, which have tufts of stamens. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
  • Cymbalaria muralis (ivy-leaved toadflax, Kenilworth ivy).
  • Hypericum calycinum (great St. John's-wort, Jerusalem star).
  • Saxifraga stolonifera (creeping saxifrage, strawberry geranium).
  • Opuntia leucotricha (arborescent prickly pear, Aaron's beard cactus).
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Used other than as an idiom: see Aaron,"Ž 's,"Ž beard.
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(botany) Alternative form of Aaron's beard.
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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