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AARON'S ROD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Aaron's rod mean? 

AARON'S ROD (noun)
  The noun AARON'S ROD has 1 sense:

1. tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches

  Familiarity information: AARON'S ROD used as a noun is very rare.


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AARON'S ROD (noun)


Sense 1Aaron's rod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Aaron's rod; common mullein; flannel mullein; great mullein; Verbascum thapsus; woolly mullein; torch

Hypernyms ("Aaron's rod" is a kind of...):

flannel leaf; mullein; velvet plant (any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers)


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