Definition of Aaron's beard in English:

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Aaron's beard

Pronunciation: /ˌerənz ˈbird/

noun

A name given to various plants, especially the rose of Sharon (sense 2).
Example sentences
  • Aaron's beard does well in full sun to partial shade, and tolerates almost complete shade.
  • Plants such as winter creeper and Aaron's beard may become rangy and untidy.
  • I was considering growing Hypericum calycinum (Aaron's Beard) under/in front of my azaleas after reading about them in a book on gardening in the Mid-Atlantic.

Origin

Early 19th century: alluding to Aaron, whose beard “went down to the skirts of his garments” (Psalms 133:2), because of the prominent hairy stamens or the long runners that some of these plants put out.

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Syllabification: Aar·on's beard

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