Definition of wandering Jew in English:

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wandering Jew


1A legendary man said to have been condemned by Christ to wander the earth until the Second Coming.
1.1A person who never settles down.
2A tender trailing tradescantia, typically having striped leaves which are suffused with purple.
  • Genus Tradescantia, family Commelinaceae: T. albiflora and T. pendula (formerly Zebrina pendula).
Example sentences
  • Other house plants to enjoy growing this way include wandering Jew, hoya, English ivy, trailing philodendron, Hawaiian ti, and, of course, lucky bamboo.
  • Here Ezrahi examines Paul Celan's elegiac German poetry and redefinition of the wandering Jew at a time when the Jewish State already exists and beckons.
  • The hero, an Irishman, who is a version of the wandering Jew, cannot die for 120 years, and goes through many changes of identity in his long, largely villainous, career.

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