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.
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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]
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Then, when the anemones went, came a few stray periwinkles and Solomon's Seal, and all the birdcherries blossomed in a burst.
They gave out that he was an angel sent down to wage war on Napoleon, and to get back Solomon's seal, part of their paraphernalia which they pretended our general had stolen.
PLANT OF THE WEEK POLYGONATUM ODORATUM Solomon's seal is a stunning woodland plant.
Go for oriental poppies, phlox, Primula denticulata, acanthus, bergenia, bergamot, Solomon's seal and day lilies.
Try to include plants that will flower across the seasons - for spring, aquilegias, primroses and Solomon's seal, and then for late summer and autumn flowering plants, such as rudbeckias, heleniums, chrysanthemums, crocosmia and sedums.
Polygonatum multiflorum ydi ei enw gwyddonol a rhai o'i enwau Saesneg ydi Solomon's seal, David's Harp, a ladder to heaven.
Solomon's seal, lily-of-the-valley, woodruff, celandines, lungworts, primroses, as well as a wealth of woodland bulbs including snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells, are all native woodland plants and all are lovely.
"Not many people venture to the back of the park," she said on Sunday, bending down to breathe in her favorite native plant, false Solomon's seal, because it smells like roses.
Facsimile lily: salmon stargazers gaze on Solomon's Seal
Think spring by making a woodland garden using shade-tolerant wildflowers such as bloodroot, bleeding hearts (short and tall), marsh mallow, Solomon's seal and wood phlox.
I even received a beautiful variegated Solomon's Seal for my own garden.
Pulmonarias (lungworts) also grow in dry shade, as do Solomon's seal, bigroot geranium, wood spurge, lily-of-the-valley, autumn fern and yellow corydalis.