tree of life
Date: 1880 a conventionalized and often ornate representation of a tree used as a decorative motif

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tree of life —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec The Tree of Life. L Arbre de vie (en anglais : Tree of Life) est le symbole du parc Disney s Animal Kingdom, c est une sous espèce géante de Disneyodendron[1]. Il est présent dans le parc depuis son… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tree of life — Tree Tree (tr[=e]), n. [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre[ o], tre[ o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio, Icel. tr[=e], Dan. tr[ae], Sw. tr[ a], tr[ a]d, Goth. triu, Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a tree,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tree of life — tree′ of life′ n. 1) bib a tree in the Garden of Eden that yielded food giving everlasting life. Gen 2:9; 3:22 2) bib a tree in the heavenly Jerusalem with leaves for the healing of the nations. Rev. 22:2 • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • tree of life — n. Bible 1. a tree in the Garden of Eden bearing fruit which, if eaten, gave everlasting life: Gen. 2:9; 3:22 2. a tree in the heavenly Jerusalem whose leaves are for healing the nations: Rev. 22:2 …   English World dictionary

  • Tree of life — For other uses, see Tree of life (disambiguation). An 1847 depiction of the Norse Yggdrasil as described in the Icelandic Prose Edda by Oluf Olufsen Bagge The concept of a tree of life, a many branched tree illustrating the idea that all life on… …   Wikipedia

  • tree of life — 1. a. [translation of New Latin arbor vitae] : arborvitae 1 b. : bhutan cypress c. : date I 1 2. : a highly convention …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tree of Life —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec The Tree of Life. L Arbre de vie (en anglais : Tree of Life) est le symbole du parc Disney s Animal Kingdom, c est une sous espèce géante de Disneyodendron[1]. Il est présent dans le parc depuis son… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tree-of-Life — See also tree of life for other meanings of the term.The Tree of Life is a fictional plant (the ancestor of yams, with similar appearance and taste) in Larry Niven s Known Space universe, for which all Hominids have an in built genetic craving.… …   Wikipedia

  • Tree of life —    Stood also in the midst of the garden of Eden (Gen. 2:9; 3:22). Some writers have advanced the opinion that this tree had some secret virtue, which was fitted to preserve life. Probably the lesson conveyed was that life was to be sought by man …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Tree of Life — (in the Bible) a tree in the Garden of Eden whose fruit imparts eternal life (Gen. 3:22–24). → tree of life …   English new terms dictionary

  • tree of life — noun 1》 (Tree of Life) (in the Bible) a tree in the Garden of Eden whose fruit imparts eternal life (Gen. 3:22–24). 2》 the thuja or arbor vitae …   English new terms dictionary

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