Jacob's ladder

Ja·cob's ladder

noun \ˈjā-kəbz-\

Definition of JACOB'S LADDER

:  any of a genus (Polemonium) of herbs of the phlox family that have pinnate leaves, a bell-shaped corolla, and a several-seeded capsule; especially :  a perennial herb (P. caeruleum) with bright blue or occasionally white flowers
:  a marine ladder of rope or chain with wooden or iron rungs


from the ladder seen in a dream by Jacob in Genesis 28:12
First Known Use: 1733


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