plural Aaron's-beards

Definition of Aaron's-beard

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

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First Known Use of Aaron's-beard

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aaron's-beard

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

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“Aaron's-beard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aaron%27s-beard. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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