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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] /ˈwɒn dər ɪŋˈdʒu/ (Show IPA)
. 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
1625-1635
1625-35
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British Dictionary definitions for wandering-jew

wandering Jew

noun
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

noun
1.
(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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