rose of Jericho


noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for rose of jericho

rose of Jericho

noun

another name for the resurrection plant
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