Definition of Rose of jericho
1. Noun. Densely tufted fern ally of southwestern United States to Peru; curls up in a tight ball when dry and expands and grows under moist conditions.
Generic synonyms: Little Club Moss, Spike Moss, Spikemoss
2. Noun. Small grey Asiatic desert plant bearing minute white flowers that rolls up when dry and expands when moist.
Generic synonyms: Crucifer, Cruciferous Plant
Group relationships: Anastatica, Genus Anastatica
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Literary usage of Rose of jericho
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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"rose of jericho, a trivial name for an oriental plant of the ... Besides rose of Jericho, it was called by the monks rosa Maria, and in Palestine it ia ..."
2. Observations on Popular Antiquities: Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1842)
"SIR THOMAS BROWNE tells us " The Rose of Jericho, that flourishes every year just ahout Christmas Eve, is famous in Christian reports. ..."
3. Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"We learn from Sir Thomas Browne that— " The Rose of Jericho, that flourishes every year just about Christinas ETC, is famous in Christian Reports. ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"The growing plant has obovate lu-me., thie lower ones entire, upper ones 2090. Rose of Jericho as it opens after being moistened. toothed, and the fis. are ..."