Jacob's ladder

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noun Ja·cob's ladder \ˈjā-kəbz-\

Definition of Jacob's ladder

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Polemonium) of herbs of the phlox family that have pinnate leaves, a bell-shaped corolla, and a several-seeded capsule; especially :  a perennial herb (P. caeruleum) with bright blue or occasionally white flowers

  2. 2 :  a marine ladder of rope or chain with wooden or iron rungs

Origin and Etymology of jacob's ladder

from the ladder seen in a dream by Jacob in Genesis 28:12


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