Wandering Jew

noun

Definition of Wandering Jew

  1. 1 :  a Jew of medieval legend condemned by Christ to wander the earth till Christ's second coming

  2. 2 not capitalized W :  any of several plants (genera Zebrina and Tradescantia) of the spiderwort family; especially :  either of two trailing or creeping plants (Z. pendula and T. fluminensis) cultivated for their showy and often white-striped foliage

1628

First Known Use of wandering jew

1628

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