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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A shrubby semi-evergreen plant (Hypericum calycinum) of Eurasia, having yellow flowers with numerous protruding stamens and often grown as a ground cover.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dwarf evergreen shrub, Hypericum calycinum, with large flowers (the largest of the genus) and numerous stamens, a native of southeastern Europe, and sometimes found in cultivation; St.-John'swort: so called from the conspicuous hair-like stamens.
  • noun The smoke-tree, Rhus Cotinus.
  • noun A species of saxifrage (Saxifraga sarmentosa) found in cultivation; Chinese saxifrage.

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  • noun Used other than as an idiom: see Aaron,‎ 's,‎ beard.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From the prominent tufts of stamens, in reference to Psalms 133:2.]

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From the reference in Psalms 133:2 in the Bible.

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