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Wandering Jew

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noun
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.
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Origin of Wandering Jew

First recorded in 1625–35
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British Dictionary definitions for Wandering Jew (1 of 2)

wandering Jew

noun
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

British Dictionary definitions for Wandering Jew (2 of 2)

Wandering Jew

noun
(in medieval legend) a character condemned to roam the world eternally because he mocked Christ on the day of the Crucifixion
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