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Star of Bethlehem 1

noun

A resplendent star that is said to have guided the Magi to the birthplace of the infant Jesus.
Example sentences
  • During the sermon, the pastor was musing about how the Star of Bethlehem that led the magi to the manger might be explained by ‘skeptics’.
  • He now believes this date to be the birth date of Jesus and the Star of Bethlehem to be Jupiter.
  • Others claim that it's a ‘new Star of Bethlehem,’ possibly announcing the rebirth of Jesus Christ in the Azores.

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Syllabification: Star of Beth·le·hem

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There are 2 main definitions of Star of Bethlehem in English:

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star-of-Bethlehem 2

Pronunciation: /ˌstärəvˈbeTHləˌhem/

noun

A plant of the lily family with star-shaped flowers that typically have green stripes on the outer surface, native to the temperate regions of the Old World.
  • Genera Ornithogalum and Gagea, family Liliaceae: several species, including the white-flowered O. umbellatum and the yellow-flowered G. luteum.
Example sentences
  • Bach Rescue Remedy combines star of Bethlehem, rock rose, impatiens, cherry plum and clematis flower essences.
  • My father used to grow them in his gardens, along with oleander and star of Bethlehem.
  • The same is true for the common Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum).

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Syllabification: star-of-Beth·le·hem

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