Aaron's rod


Definition of Aaron's rod

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

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First Known Use of Aaron's rod

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aaron's rod

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

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“Aaron's rod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aaron%27s%20rod. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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