rose of Jericho

noun phrase
rose of Jer·​i·​cho | \ -ˈjer-i-ˌkō How to pronounce rose of Jericho (audio) \

Definition of rose of Jericho

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

First Known Use of rose of Jericho

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rose of Jericho

Middle English, from Jericho, ancient city in Palestine

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“Rose of Jericho.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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