Aaron-s-rod meaning

A rod-shaped architectural molding decorated with a design of leaves, scrolls, or a twined serpent.
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Any of various plants with a tall flowering stalk.
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Any of various plants with a tall flowering stem, especially:
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(architecture) A rod-shaped molding decorated with an entwined snake, and sometimes leaves, vines, and/or scrolls.
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(archaic) A rod with one serpent twined around it, as used by Aaron (differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two serpents).
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Origin of aaron-s-rod

  • After the blossoming rod of Aaron in Numbers 17:8

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

  • A reference to Numbers 17:8, the Authorized / KJV translation of which is "And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds."

    From Wiktionary