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A Jew of medieval legend condemned to wander until the Day of Judgment for having mocked Jesus on the day of the Crucifixion.
Any of several trailing plants chiefly of the genus Tradescantia, often having variegated purplish foliage and widely grown as houseplants.
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1. (Plants) any of several related creeping or trailing plants of tropical America, esp Tradescantia fluminensis and Zebrina pendula: family Commelinaceae
2. (Plants) Austral a similar creeping plant of the genus Commelina
(European Myth & Legend) (in medieval legend) a character condemned to roam the world eternally because he mocked Christ on the day of the Crucifixion
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1. a legendary character condemned to roam without rest because he struck Christ on the day of the Crucifixion.
2. any of various creeping plants of the spiderwort family, with green or variegated leaves, as Zebrina pendula.
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