Star of Bethlehem


noun

the star that guided the Magi to the manger of the infant Jesus in Bethlehem. Matthew 2:1–10.

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Definition for Star of Bethlehem (2 of 2)

star-of-Bethlehem
[ stahr-uhv-beth-lee-uhm, -li-hem ]
/ ˈstɑr əvˈbɛθ li əm, -lɪˌhɛm /

noun, plural stars-of-Beth·le·hem.

any of several plants belonging to the genus Ornithogalum, of the lily family, having grasslike leaves and clusters of white flowers.
Also called summer snowflake.

Origin of star-of-Bethlehem

First recorded in 1565–75
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British Dictionary definitions for Star of Bethlehem (1 of 2)

Star of Bethlehem

noun

the star that is supposed to have appeared above Bethlehem at the birth of Christ

British Dictionary definitions for Star of Bethlehem (2 of 2)

star-of-Bethlehem

noun

Also called: starflower a Eurasian liliaceous plant, Ornithogalum umbellatum, naturalized in the eastern US, having narrow leaves and starlike white flowers
any of several similar and related plants
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