solomons-seal

Solomon's seal

noun
a mystic or talismanic symbol in the form of an interlaced outline of either a five-pointed or six-pointed star.

Origin:
1535–45

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Solomon's-seal

[sol-uh-muhnz-seel]
noun
any of several plants belonging to the genus Polygonatum, of the lily family, having a thick rootstock bearing seallike scars, greenish-yellow flowers, and red or blue berries.

Origin:
1535–45; translation of Medieval Latin sigillum Solomōnis

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Solomon's seal
 
n
1.  another name for Star of David
2.  any of several liliaceous plants of the genus Polygonatum of N temperate regions, having greenish or yellow paired flowers, long narrow waxy leaves, and a thick underground stem with prominent leaf scars
 
[C16: translation of Medieval Latin sigillum Solomonis, perhaps referring to the resemblance of the leaf scars to seals]

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