Wandering Jew


Wandering Jew

noun

Definition of WANDERING JEW

1
:  a Jew of medieval legend condemned by Christ to wander the earth till Christ's second coming
2
not capitalized W :  any of several plants (genera Zebrina and Tradescantia) of the spiderwort family; especially :  either of two trailing or creeping plants (Z. pendula and T. fluminensis) cultivated for their showy and often white-striped foliage

First Known Use of WANDERING JEW

1628

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: wanderingly
Previous Word in the Dictionary: wandering jenny
All Words Near: Wandering Jew

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Wandering Jew? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).