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.

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  • 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 …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — /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

  • Aaron's — may refer to:* Aaron s Beard, plants having numerous stamens or threadlike runners * Aaron s Party (Come Get It), American teen idol Aaron Carter s album * Aaron Rents, American lease to own retailer ** Three different NASCAR stock car races… …   Wikipedia

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