Aaron's rod


: any of several plants with tall flowering stems
especially : great mullein
: an architectural ornament consisting of a rounded molding decorated by a single entwined serpent and sometimes vines and leaves

Word History


so called from the reference (Numbers 17:8) to the patriarch Aaron's rod, which blossomed and yielded almonds

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aaron's rod was in 1812

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“Aaron's rod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aaron%27s%20rod. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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