plural David's-harps
: a Solomon's seal (Polygonatum multiflorum)

Word History


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 1 Dec. 2023.

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