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.
When one of our mulleins began to wilt, we stripped the leaves and used the stalk (also known as Aaron's Rod, a biblical reference to the blooming staff of Moses's brother) to hold up our drooping hollyhock.
Lawrence's texts examined by the author include Women in Love, Aaron's Rod, A Thousand Plateaus, Kangaroo, St.
10) Aaron's Rod is a continuation, with increased intensity, of the issues of given-named and surnamed characters in Women in Love, especially as the Gerald-Birkin pair comes into focus in the "Gladiatorial" chapter.
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.
Lawrence's novel, Aaron's Rod, ends with the 1967 film, You Only Live Twice.
He described this ark as a blasphemous copy of the biblical Ark of the Covenant, in which Moses placed the Ten Commandments, Aaron's rod, and a sample of the manna that God sent from heaven.
They put the tablets of the law and Aaron's rod and a piece of manna in the Ark of the Covenant in order to tell their children and their grandchildren of all God's miracles in the desert.
Tim Unsworth writes from Chicago where he carves reproductions of Aaron's rod.