noun Aar·on's–beard

Definition of Aaron's–beard



  1. :  any of several plants having numerous stamens or threadlike runners: such as a :  great saint-john's-wort b :  jerusalem star c :  strawberry geranium d :  kenilworth ivy e or Aaron's–beard cactus :  a cactus (Opuntia leucotricha) that has white hairs on its joints

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Origin and Etymology of aaron's–beard

so called from the reference to the patriarch Aaron's beard in Psalms 133:2

First Known Use: 1820

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to cast off or become cast off

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