tree of life


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tree of life

n. pl. trees of life
1. A tall palm (Mauritia flexuosa) of northern South America having large fan-shaped leaves and used for food, fiber, and building.
2. Tree of Life In the Bible, a tree in the Garden of Eden whose fruit, if eaten, gave everlasting life.

tree of life

n
1. (Bible) Old Testament a tree in the Garden of Eden, the fruit of which had the power of conferring eternal life (Genesis 2:9; 3:22)
2. (Bible) New Testament a tree in the heavenly Jerusalem, for the healing of the nations (Revelation 22:2)

tree′ of life′


n.
1. a tree in the Garden of Eden that yielded food giving everlasting life. Gen 2:9; 3:22.
2. a tree in the heavenly Jerusalem with leaves for the healing of the nations. Rev. 22:2.
[1350–1400]
References in classic literature ?
For he had tasted of the fruit of the tree of life, and, finding it bitter in his mouth, had stepped out of Eden for a time to seek distraction close to the unarmoured, beating heart of the world.
And indeed the latter proved to be the truth, for this strange growth upon the craniums of the plant men of Barsoom represents the thousand ears of these hideous creatures, the last remnant of the strange race which sprang from the original Tree of Life.
As buds give rise by growth to fresh buds, and these, if vigorous, branch out and overtop on all sides many a feebler branch, so by generation I believe it has been with the great Tree of Life, which fills with its dead and broken branches the crust of the earth, and covers the surface with its ever branching and beautiful ramifications.
Lisa Messinger, a pediatrician with Centegra Health Systems and a member of the Tree of Life Social Justice Team, will host the program and moderate the panel discussion.
The idea of the Tree of Life was inspired by natural history and man's wanting to understand nature and his place in it,' Galicia said.
ART CONCEPTS IN DESIGN: The Mexican Tree of Life began when Spanish friars asked indigenous potters to create candelabras out of clay.
Tens of thousands of smaller trees have been published over the years for select branches of the tree of life -- some containing upwards of 100,000 species -- but this is the first time those results have been combined into a single tree that encompasses all of life.
I opened Tree of Life Elder Care to provide free informal psychotherapy to the elderly residents of my four care homes and their families, integrating holistic support for the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual needs of this population.
Commenting on the launch in the UK, Mike Kilcourse, Commercial Director at Tree of Life said: "Zevia's launch into the UK comes at a time when consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of the health benefits of reducing their intake of sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Yesterday it was announced that the this year's Tree of Life - based at the Hillstreet Shopping Centre - has surpassed the 2013 total, already having raised PS10,000.
The Tree of Life is a shamanic blend of world instruments from Asia and South America, along with overtone vocalizations, chants, and smooth percussion.