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star-of-Bethlehem

Definitions

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

  • n. Any of numerous bulbous perennial herbs of the genus Ornithogalum in the lily family, especially O. arabicum or O. umbellatum, native to the Mediterranean region and having narrow leaves and a cluster of star-shaped white flowers.
  • n. Any of several similar or related plants.

Etymologies

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

After the star that guided the Magi to Bethlehem.

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