tree of life

noun phrase

: a conventionalized and often ornate representation of a tree used as a decorative motif

Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tree of life was in 1880

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“Tree of life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tree%20of%20life. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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