aaron's rod

Aaron's rod
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈɜːɹ.ənz ɹɒd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈɜːɹ.ənz ɹɒd/

Definitions of aaron's rod words

  • noun aaron's rod the rod used by Aaron in performing a variety of miracles in Egypt. It later blossomed and produced almonds (Numbers 17) 3
  • noun aaron's rod a widespread Eurasian scrophulariaceous plant, Verbascum thapsus, having woolly leaves and tall erect spikes of yellow flowers 3
  • noun aaron's rod a rod, inscribed with the name of Aaron, that miraculously blossomed and yielded almonds. Num. 17:8. Previously, the rod had changed into a serpent. Ex. 7:10. 1
  • noun aaron's rod any of various plants having a tall, flowering stem, as the goldenrod or mullein. 1
  • noun aaron's rod a smooth-stemmed herb, Thermopsis caroliniana, found from North Carolina to Georgia, having yellow flowers in stiffly erect clusters and hoary pods. 1
  • noun aaron's rod Architecture. a convex molding having regularly spaced representations of leaves or scrollwork. 1

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Origin of aaron's rod

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
1825-35 for non-Biblical use

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aaron's rod popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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