Resurrection plant
Resurrection Res`ur*rec"tion, n. [F. r['e]surrection, L. resurrectio, fr. resurgere, resurrectum, to rise again; pref. re- re- + surgere to rise. See {Source}.] 1. A rising again; the resumption of vigor. [1913 Webster]

2. Especially, the rising again from the dead; the resumption of life by the dead; as, the resurrection of Jesus Christ; the general resurrection of all the dead at the Day of Judgment. [1913 Webster]

Nor after resurrection shall he stay Longer on earth. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. State of being risen from the dead; future state. [1913 Webster]

In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage. --Matt. xxii. 30. [1913 Webster]

4. The cause or exemplar of a rising from the dead. [1913 Webster]

I am the resurrection, and the life. --John xi. 25. [1913 Webster]

{Cross of the resurrection}, a slender cross with a pennant floating from the junction of the bars.

{Resurrection plant} (Bot.), a name given to several species of {Selaginella} (as {Selaginella convoluta} and {Selaginella lepidophylla}), flowerless plants which, when dry, close up so as to resemble a bird's nest, but revive and expand again when moistened. The name is sometimes also given to the rose of Jericho. See under {Rose}. [1913 Webster]


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  • resurrection plant — ☆ resurrection plant n. 1. any of various small plants which curl up when dry and spread their branches or become green again when watered, including several lycopods (genus Selaginella) 2. ROSE OF JERICHO …   English World dictionary

  • resurrection plant — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resurrection-plant — žvynuotoji selaginelė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Selaginelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Selaginella lepidophylla), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Selaginella lepidophylla angl. resurrection… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • resurrection plant — /rɛzəˈrɛkʃən plænt/ (say rezuh rekshuhn plant) noun a plant which curls into a tight ball on drying out or dying, but opens out upon re wetting, especially the rose of Jericho …   Australian English dictionary

  • resurrection plant — noun 1. densely tufted fern ally of southwestern United States to Peru; curls up in a tight ball when dry and expands and grows under moist conditions • Syn: ↑rose of Jericho, ↑Selaginella lepidophylla • Hypernyms: ↑spikemoss, ↑spike moss,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • resurrection plant — 1. a desert plant, Selaginella lepidophylla, occurring from Texas to South America, having stems that curl inward when dry. 2. See Rose of Jericho. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • resurrection plant — noun the rose of Jericho or other plant which is able to survive drought, typically folding up when dry and unfolding when moistened …   English new terms dictionary

  • Resurrection — Res ur*rec tion, n. [F. r[ e]surrection, L. resurrectio, fr. resurgere, resurrectum, to rise again; pref. re re + surgere to rise. See {Source}.] 1. A rising again; the resumption of vigor. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, the rising again from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plant — For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). Plants Temporal range: Early Cambrian to recent, but see text, 520–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Resurrection — n. 1 the act or an instance of rising from the dead. 2 (Resurrection) a Christ s rising from the dead. b the rising of the dead at the Last Judgement. 3 a revival after disuse, inactivity, or decay. 4 exhumation. 5 the unearthing of a lost or… …   Useful english dictionary

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