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Jacob's-ladder

[jey-kuh bz-lad-er] /ˈdʒeɪ kəbzˈlæd ər/
noun
1.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Polemonium, of the phlox family, especially P. caeruleum (or P. van-bruntiae), having blue, cup-shaped flowers and paired leaflets in a ladderlike arrangement.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35
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