Jupiter's-beard

noun

Ju·​pi·​ter's-beard
ˈjüpətə(r)z-
plural Jupiter's-beards
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: a silvery hairy European shrub (Anthyllis barba-jovis) with evergreen foliage and pale yellow flowers
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: a fungus (Hydnum barba-jovis)
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Word History

Etymology

after Jupiter, ancient Roman god of the sky, from Latin Juppiter; translation of Latin barba Jovis

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“Jupiter's-beard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jupiter%27s-beard. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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