Jacob's-rod

noun
plural Jacob's-rods

Definition of Jacob's-rod

: an asphodel of the genus Asphodeline

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History and Etymology for Jacob's-rod

after Jacob in the Bible, who is mentioned as peeling rods of poplar (Genesis 30:37)

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“Jacob's-rod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jacob%27s-rod. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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