Solomon's seal


Definition of Solomon's seal

1 : any of a genus (Polygonatum) of perennial herbs of the lily family with tubular flowers and gnarled rhizomes
2 : an emblem consisting of two interlaced triangles forming a 6-pointed star and formerly used as an amulet especially against fever — compare hexagram

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First Known Use of Solomon's seal

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Solomon's seal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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