Aaron's rod


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Aaron's rod

n.
1. A rod-shaped architectural molding decorated with a design of leaves, scrolls, or a twined serpent.
2. Any of various plants with a tall flowering stalk.

[After the blossoming rod of Aaron in Numbers 17:8.]

Aaron's rod

n
1. (Bible) the rod used by Aaron in performing a variety of miracles in Egypt. It later blossomed and produced almonds (Numbers 17)
2. (Plants) a widespread Eurasian scrophulariaceous plant, Verbascum thapsus, having woolly leaves and tall erect spikes of yellow flowers
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Noun1.Aaron's rod - tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowersAaron's rod - tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
flannel leaf, mullein, velvet plant - any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers
References in classic literature ?
Here, too, is part of Aaron's rod, and a lock of hair from Elisha the prophet.
a wooden chest decorated with gold and cherubim that contained the original commandments and, in some accounts, Aaron's rod, or wand.
Indeed, he takes Stephen Vine to task for not recognizing the author's life and anxieties about gender and gender relations in his Introduction to Aaron's Rod.