tree of life



a tree in the Garden of Eden that yielded food giving everlasting life. Gen 2:9; 3:22.
a tree in the heavenly Jerusalem with leaves for the healing of the nations. Rev. 22:2.

Nearby words

  1. tree lupine,
  2. tree mallow,
  3. tree of heaven,
  4. tree of jesse,
  5. tree of knowledge of good and evil,
  6. tree of sadness,
  7. tree peony,
  8. tree planters state,
  9. tree poppy,
  10. tree post

Origin of tree of life

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tree of life

  • Among those of especial merit are the Kermanshah tree-of-life fabrics, now somewhat rare.

    Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway

British Dictionary definitions for tree of life

tree of life


Old Testament a tree in the Garden of Eden, the fruit of which had the power of conferring eternal life (Genesis 2:9; 3:22)
New Testament a tree in the heavenly Jerusalem, for the healing of the nations (Revelation 22:2)
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