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- n. A rod-shaped molding decorated with an entwined snake, and sometimes leaves, vines, and/or scrolls.
- n. A rod with one serpent twined around it, as used by Aaron (differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two serpents).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A rod with one serpent twined around it, thus differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two.
- A plant with a tall flowering stem; esp. the great mullein, or hag-taper, and the golden-rod.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, an ornament consisting of a straight rod from which pointed leaves sprout on either side.
- n. A popular name of several plants with tall flowering stems, as the goldenrod, the hag-taper, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
Mr. Stowe said in his sermon last Sunday that the mysteries of God's ways with us must be swallowed up by the greater mystery of the love of Christ, even as Aaron's rod swallowed up the rods of the magicians.
There was nothing in it but the two tables of stone written with the finger of God; -- before it was Aaron's rod that budded, with a pot full of manna; -- over it was the propitiatory, or mercy-seat, being a plate of gold as long and as broad as the ark, covering it, being shadowed with the cherubims of glory.