false Solomon's seal
noun Date: circa 1856 any of a genus (Smilacina) of herbs of the lily family that differ from Solomon's seal in having flowers in a terminal raceme or panicle — called also false Solomonseal

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  • False Solomon's seal — Solomon Sol o*mon, n. One of the kings of Israel, noted for his superior wisdom and magnificent reign; hence, a very wise man. {Sol o*mon ic}, a. [1913 Webster] {Solomon s seal} (Bot.), a perennial liliaceous plant of the genus {Polygonatum},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • false Solomon's-seal — any of several plants belonging to the genus Smilacina, of the lily family, having long, arching clusters of greenish white flowers. Also called false spikenard. [1895 1900] * * * false Solomon s seal, a perennial herb of the lily family native… …   Useful english dictionary

  • false solomon's seal — noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st S : a plant of the genus Smilacina differing from Solomon s seal in having the flowers in a terminal raceme or panicle …   Useful english dictionary

  • false Solomon's-seal — false′ Sol′omon s seal n. pln any plant of the genus Smilacina, of the lily family, having long arching clusters of greenish white flowers …   From formal English to slang

  • false Solomon's-seal — any of several plants belonging to the genus Smilacina, of the lily family, having long, arching clusters of greenish white flowers. Also called false spikenard. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • large false Solomon's-seal — kekinė medutė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pakalnutinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Maianthemum racemosum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Maianthemum racemosum angl. false spikenard; large false Solomon s seal; Solomon… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Solomon's seal — Solomon Sol o*mon, n. One of the kings of Israel, noted for his superior wisdom and magnificent reign; hence, a very wise man. {Sol o*mon ic}, a. [1913 Webster] {Solomon s seal} (Bot.), a perennial liliaceous plant of the genus {Polygonatum},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Solomon's seal — a mystic or talismanic symbol in the form of an interlaced outline of either a five pointed or six pointed star. [1535 45] * * * Any of about 25 species of herbaceous perennials that make up the genus Polygonatum (lily family), found throughout… …   Universalium

  • dwarf solomon's seal — noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st S : false lily of the valley …   Useful english dictionary

  • two-leaved solomon's-seal — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st S : false lily of the valley …   Useful english dictionary

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