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

  • n. A tall palm (Mauritia flexuosa) of northern South America having large fan-shaped leaves and used for food, fiber, and building.
  • n. A tree in the Garden of Eden whose fruit, if eaten, gave everlasting life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a tree of the genus Thuja; arbor vitæ.

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  • I like when this is used as an alternate term for placenta.

    July 24, 2009

  • Holy Law (inward, allegorical meaning of text), Oral Law

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    July 24, 2009

  • Mentioned in the Book of Genesis, it has the potential to grant immortality to Adam and Eve. (Wikipedia)

    May 22, 2008

  • An unusual hex sign featuring a stylized tree heavy with fruit. Each of the tree’s fruits depicts a traditional geometric hex design: the rosette offers good luck; the eight-pointed star offers abundance; the hearts ensure love and romance; the tulips provide faith, hope, and charity; the raindrops ensure harmony with nature. An outer circle surrounding the tree symbolizes everlasting life. Overall, the design signifies a happy life and joyful memories.

    November 21, 2007