David's-harp

noun
plural David's-harps

Definition of David's-harp

: a Solomon's seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)

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History and Etymology for David's-harp

after King David, who once charmed King Saul with his harp (1 Samuel 16:23—Authorized Version); from the similarity of its flowering stalk to David's harp in old Biblical illustrations

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“David's-harp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/David%27s-harp. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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