Aaron's-beard

noun
Aar·on's-beard
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

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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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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