Wandering Jew

Wandering Jew

noun
1.
a legendary character condemned to roam without rest because he struck Christ on the day of the Crucifixion.
2.
Also, wandering Jew, Wandering-jew [won-der-ing-joo] . Also called inch plant. any of various trailing or creeping plants, as Zebrina pendula or Tradescantia fluminensis, having green or variegated leaves: a popular houseplant.

Origin:
1625–35

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wandering Jew
 
n
1.  any of several related creeping or trailing plants of tropical America, esp Tradescantia fluminensis and Zebrina pendula: family Commelinaceae
2.  (Austral) a similar creeping plant of the genus Commelina

Wandering Jew
 
n
(in medieval legend) a character condemned to roam the world eternally because he mocked Christ on the day of the Crucifixion

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