Jew's mallow
Jew Jew, n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. {Judaic}.] 1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any member of the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite. [1913 Webster]

2. An adherent of Judaism. [PJC]

{Jew's frankincense}, gum styrax, or benzoin.

{Jew's mallow} (Bot.), an annual herb ({Corchorus olitorius}) cultivated in Syria and Egypt as a pot herb, and in India for its fiber.

{Jew's pitch}, asphaltum; bitumen.

{The Wandering Jew}, an imaginary personage, who, for his cruelty to Christ during his passion, is doomed to wander on the earth till Christ's second coming.

{Wandering Jew}, any of several house plants of the genera {Zebrina} and {Tradescantia} having white-striped leaves, especially the creeping plants {Zebrina pendula} and {Tradescantia fluminensis}. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • Jew's mallow — Mallow Mal low, Mallows Mal lows, n. [OE. malwe, AS. mealwe, fr. L. malva, akin to Gr. mala chh; cf. mala ssein to soften, malako s soft. Named either from its softening or relaxing properties, or from its soft downy leaves. Cf. {Mauve},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jew's mallow — noun Usage: usually capitalized J 1. : a stout herb (Corchorus olitorius) cultivated in Syria and Egypt as a potherb and in India for its jute fiber 2. : jute 1 * * * Jew s mallow noun 1. A yellow flowered plant, Kerria japonica (family Rosaceae) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jew's-mallow — ilgavaisis džiutas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Liepinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, pluoštinis, vaistinis augalas (Corchorus olitorius), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Corchorus olitorius angl. Jew s mallow; Nalta jute;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Jew's-mallow — japoninė kerija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Kerria japonica), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Kerria japonica angl. Japan globeflower; Japanese kerria; Japanese rose; Jew s mallow vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Jew's frankincense — Jew Jew, n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. {Judaic}.] 1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jew's pitch — Jew Jew, n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. {Judaic}.] 1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mallow — Mal low, Mallows Mal lows, n. [OE. malwe, AS. mealwe, fr. L. malva, akin to Gr. mala chh; cf. mala ssein to soften, malako s soft. Named either from its softening or relaxing properties, or from its soft downy leaves. Cf. {Mauve}, {Malachite}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jew — Jew, n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. {Judaic}.] 1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mallow — /mal oh/, n. any of various plants of the genus Malva, including several popular garden plants, as the musk mallow. [bef. 1000; ME malue, OE mealwe < L malva] * * * ▪ plant       any of several flowering plants in the hibiscus, or mallow, family… …   Universalium

  • Indian mallow — Mallow Mal low, Mallows Mal lows, n. [OE. malwe, AS. mealwe, fr. L. malva, akin to Gr. mala chh; cf. mala ssein to soften, malako s soft. Named either from its softening or relaxing properties, or from its soft downy leaves. Cf. {Mauve},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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