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Meaning of AARON'S ROD

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
 
 Synonyms: common mullein, flannel mullein, great mullein, torch, Verbascum thapsus, woolly mullein
 
 See Also: flannel leaf, mullein, velvet plant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Aar"on's rod`\ ([^a]r"[u^]nz r[o^]d`). [See Exodus
vii. 9 and Numbers xvii. 8]
1. (Arch.) A rod with one serpent twined around it, thus
   differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two.

2. (Bot.) A plant with a tall flowering stem; esp. the great
   mullein, or hag-taper, and the golden-rod.

 

 

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