a legendary character condemned to roam without rest because he struck Christ on the day of the Crucifixion.
Also wandering Jew, Wan·der·ing-jew [won-der-ing-joo] /ˈwɒn dər ɪŋˈdʒu/. Also called inch plant. any of various trailing or creeping plants, as Zebrina pendula or Tradescantia fluminensis, having green or variegated leaves: a popular houseplant.
Origin of Wandering Jew
First recorded in 1625–35
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The Federal commander gave up the attempt in despair, and resumed his Wandering-Jew march.Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee and his Paladins
John Esten Cooke
This Wandering-Jew sort of a life is demoralizing me fast: I cannot hold out much longer.
(in medieval legend) a character condemned to roam the world eternally because he mocked Christ on the day of the Crucifixion
any of several related creeping or trailing plants of tropical America, esp Tradescantia fluminensis and Zebrina pendula: family Commelinaceae
Australian a similar creeping plant of the genus Commelina
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