Star-of-bethlehem meaning

stärəv-bĕthlĭ-hĕm
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.
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Any of several similar or related plants.
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(bible, place, proper) The bright star over Bethlehem at the birth of Jesus, guiding the Magi: Matt. 2:1-10
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A bulbous plant (Ornithogalum umbellatum) of the lily family, with white, star-shaped flowers and long, narrow leaves.
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Origin of star-of-bethlehem

  • After the star that guided the Magi to Bethlehem

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