Jerusalem oak
Jerusalem Je*ru"sa*lem (j[-e]*r[udd]"s[.a]*l[e^]m), n. [Gr. 'Ieroysalh`m, fr. Heb. Y[e^]r[=u]sh[=a]laim.] The chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ. [1913 Webster]

{Jerusalem artichoke} [Perh. a corrupt. of It. girasole i.e., sunflower, or turnsole. See {Gyre}, {Solar}.] (Bot.) (a) An American plant, a perennial species of sunflower ({Helianthus tuberosus}), whose tubers are sometimes used as food. (b) One of the tubers themselves.

{Jerusalem cherry} (Bot.), the popular name of either of two species of {Solanum} ({Solanum Pseudo-capsicum} and {Solanum capsicastrum}), cultivated as ornamental house plants. They bear bright red berries of about the size of cherries.

{Jerusalem oak} (Bot.), an aromatic goosefoot ({Chenopodium Botrys}), common about houses and along roadsides.

{Jerusalem sage} (Bot.), a perennial herb of the Mint family ({Phlomis tuberosa}).

{Jerusalem thorn} (Bot.), a spiny, leguminous tree ({Parkinsonia aculeata}), widely dispersed in warm countries, and used for hedges.

{The New Jerusalem}, Heaven; the Celestial City. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Jerusalem oak — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jerusalem oak — n. an aromatic Eurasian goosefoot (Chenopodium botrys) occurring as a weed in N U.S. and Canada * * * …   Universalium

  • Jerusalem oak — n. an aromatic Eurasian goosefoot (Chenopodium botrys) occurring as a weed in N U.S. and Canada …   English World dictionary

  • Jerusalem oak — noun Eurasian aromatic oak leaved goosefoot with many yellow green flowers; naturalized North America • Syn: ↑feather geranium, ↑Mexican tea, ↑Chenopodium botrys, ↑Atriplex mexicana • Hypernyms: ↑goosefoot * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jerusalem-oak — šimtagrūdė kirmžolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Balandinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Dysphania botrys), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dysphania botrys angl. feather geranium; Jerusalem oak;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Jerusalem oak. — See feather geranium. [1750 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Jerusalem oak. — See feather geranium. [1750 60] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jerusalem-oak goosefoot — šimtagrūdė kirmžolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Balandinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Dysphania botrys), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dysphania botrys angl. feather geranium; Jerusalem oak;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Oak — ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and staminate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oak apple — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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