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.]
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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
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Both Moses' and Aaron's staffs were used to perform miracles, once in front of Pharaoh and then to split the sea during the Exodus from Egypt.