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Star of Bethlehem

noun
1.
the star that guided the Magi to the manger of the infant Jesus in Bethlehem. Matt. 2:1–10.

star-of-Bethlehem

[stahr-uh v-beth-lee-uh m, -li-hem] /ˈstɑr əvˈbɛθ li əm, -lɪˌhɛm/
noun, plural stars-of-Bethlehem.
1.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Ornithogalum, of the lily family, having grasslike leaves and clusters of white flowers.
Also called summer snowflake.
Origin of star-of-Bethlehem
1565-1575
1565-75
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British Dictionary definitions for Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem

noun
1.
the star that is supposed to have appeared above Bethlehem at the birth of Christ

star-of-Bethlehem

noun
1.
Also called starflower. a Eurasian liliaceous plant, Ornithogalum umbellatum, naturalized in the eastern US, having narrow leaves and starlike white flowers
2.
any of several similar and related plants
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