rose of Jericho


rose of Jer·i·cho

\-ˈjer-i-ˌkō\

Definition of ROSE OF JERICHO

:  an annual herb (Anastatica hierochuntica) of the mustard family found from northern Africa to Iran that rolls up when dry and expands when moistened

Origin of ROSE OF JERICHO

Middle English, from Jericho, ancient city in Palestine
First Known Use: 15th century

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