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.
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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)
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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]
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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.
Tree of Life is a dynamic retrospective of Tim Biskup's paintings, sculptures, and artistic philosophy.
This year, no one will be using the Tree of Life building, not even for the High Holidays.
For information on Tree of Life, visit treeoflifeuu.org or www.facebook.com/UUMcHenry/.
Tiny Tara and the Tree of Life is the story of Princess Tara and her friends Sam and Neera, three tiny tree spirits who try to preserve nature at the heart of urban India.
Fienberg's sons, Anthony, of Paris, and Howard, of Vienna, Virginia, said she spent five years caring for their father as he battled cancer, then, after his death a few years ago, devoted more of her time and energy to Tree of Life. She was a retired researcher at the University of Pittsburgh.
Sam Schachner, president of Tree of Life, said in a phone call he had no comment at this time.
We're hoping the Tree of Life will create a sense of communal bonding and generosity, making it an oasis of giving and goodwill."
'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.