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

  • King of Israel famous for his wisdom and his architectural projects, including the Temple in Jerusalem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of the kings of Israel, noted for his superior wisdom and magnificent reign; hence, a very wise man.
  • noun (Bot.) a perennial liliaceous plant of the genus Polygonatum, having simple erect or curving stems rising from thick and knotted rootstocks, and with white or greenish nodding flowers. The commonest European species is Polygonatum multiflorum. P. biflorum and P. giganteum are common in the Eastern United States. See Illust. of Rootstock.
  • noun (Bot.) any plant of the liliaceous genus Smilacina having small whitish flowers in terminal racemes or panicles.

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  • proper noun A king of Israel famous for his wisdom.
  • proper noun A male given name.
  • noun A very large champagne bottle (named after the king) with the capacity of about 20 liters, equivalent to 28 standard bottles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Old Testament) son of David and king of Israel noted for his wisdom (10th century BC)

Etymologies

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

[Hebrew šəlōmōh, his peace : šālōm, peace; see šlm in Semitic roots + -ōh, his.]

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Hebrew שְׁלֹמֹה (Shlomo), from שָׁלוֹם (shalom, "peace").

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