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rose of Jericho

noun
1.
an Asian plant, Anastatica hierochuntica, of the mustard family, which, after drying and curling up, expands when moistened.
Also called resurrection plant.
Origin of rose of Jericho
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400
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British Dictionary definitions for rose of Jericho

rose of Jericho

noun
1.
another name for the resurrection plant
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