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rose of Jericho

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noun
  1. an Asian plant, Anastatica hierochuntica, of the mustard family, which, after drying and curling up, expands when moistened.

Origin of rose of Jericho

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
Also called resurrection plant.
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rose of Jericho

noun
  1. another name for the resurrection plant
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