Solomon's seal

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Sol·o·mon's seal

1. A six-pointed star or hexagram supposed to possess mystical powers.
2. Any of several woodland plants of the genus Polygonatum, having paired greenish-yellow tubular flowers hanging from the leaf axils.

Solomon's seal

1. (Judaism) another name for Star of David
2. (Plants) any of several liliaceous plants of the genus Polygonatum of N temperate regions, having greenish or yellow paired flowers, long narrow waxy leaves, and a thick underground stem with prominent leaf scars
[C16: translation of Medieval Latin sigillum Solomonis, perhaps referring to the resemblance of the leaf scars to seals]

Sol′omon's seal′

a talismanic symbol in the form of an interlaced outline of either a five-pointed or six-pointed star.


any plant of the genus Polygonatum, of the lily family, having a thick rootstock bearing seallike scars, greenish yellow flowers, and red or blue berries.
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Noun1.Solomon's seal - a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral trianglesSolomon's seal - a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
hexagram - a regular polygon formed by extending each of the sides of a regular hexagon to form two equilateral triangles
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This statistical interaction has been found both for spring perennial herb abundance and Maianthemum racemosum L.
On Abandoned sites, indicator species consisted of plants one would expect to find in both upland forests and semi-open habitats, including false Solomon's seal (Maianthemum racemosum), yellow pimpernel (Lysimachia nemorum), and Canada lettuce (Lactuca canadensis) (USDA, 2015).