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

  • In the Bible, a young man who with Meshach and Shadrach emerged unharmed from the fiery furnace into which they were thrown by Nebuchadnezzar.

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  • proper noun biblical One of the captives in the Bible that came out of the fiery furnace unharmed.

Etymologies

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From a Babylonian language.

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