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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.]
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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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|Noun||1.||Aaron's rod - tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches|
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