star–of–Bethlehem

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noun star–of–Beth·le·hem \-ˈbeth-li-ˌhem, -lē-(h)əm\

Definition of star–of–Bethlehem

  1. :  any of various Old World bulbous herbs (genus Ornithogalum) of the lily family with basal leaves resembling grass; especially :  one (O. umbellatum) with white star-shaped flowers that is naturalized in the eastern U.S.

1573

First Known Use of star–of–bethlehem

1573

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