rose of Jericho

rose of Jer·i·cho \-ˈjer-i-ˌkō\

Definition of rose of Jericho

  1. :  an annual herb (Anastatica hierochuntica) of the mustard family found from northern Africa to Iran that rolls up when dry and expands when moistened

Origin and Etymology of rose of jericho

Middle English, from Jericho, ancient city in Palestine

First Known Use: 15th century

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