Aaron's Beard


Aaron's Beard

Aaron's beard may refer to the following plants having numerous stamens or threadlike runners:
* "Cymbalaria muralis" (Ivy-leaved Toadflax, Kenilworth Ivy)
* "Hypericum calycinum" (Great St. John's-wort, Jerusalem Star)
* "Saxifraga stolonifera" (Creeping Saxifrage, Strawberry Geranium)
* "Opuntia leucotricha" (Arborescent Prickly Pear, Aaron's Beard Cactus)

The name derives from a Biblical quotation referring to the patriarch Aaron:

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments" -- Psalm 133:1-2 (King James Version)

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  • aaron's-beard — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun (plural aaron s beards) Usage: usually capitalized A Etymology: so called from the reference to the patriarch Aaron s beard in Ps 133: 2 : any of several plants having numerous stamens or threadlike runners: as a. : great st.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aaron's-beard — taurelinė jonažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Jonažolinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Hypericum calycinum), paplitęs Turkijoje ir Bulgarijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Hypericum calycinum angl. Aaron s beard; rose of Sharon šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Aaron’s-beard — gulsčioji cimbaliarija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Cymbalaria muralis), paplitęs pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cymbalaria muralis angl. Aaron’s beard; coliseum ivy; ivy leaved toadflax;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Aaron's beard — [ ɛ:rən] noun a name given to the rose of Sharon and other plants. Origin C19: alluding to the long beard of Aaron in the Bible, because of the hairy stamens or long runners of such plants …   English new terms dictionary

  • Aaron's-beard — /air euhnz beard , ar /, n. See rose of Sharon (def. 2). [1540 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Aaron's beard — noun a) A common name for several plants, especially St. Johns wort. b) Another name for the rose of Sharon …   Wiktionary

  • Aaron's beard — n. any of several plants, esp. rose of Sharon (Hypericum calycinum). Etymology: ref. to Ps. 133:2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aaron's-beard prickly-pear — baltašerė opuncija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Opuntia leucotricha), paplitęs Meksikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Opuntia leucotricha angl. Aaron s beard prickly pear isp. duraznillo blanco; nopal blanco; nopal… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • aaron's-beard cactus — noun see aaron s beard …   Useful english dictionary

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