Solomon's seal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Solomon's seal a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Solomon's seal A mystic symbol consisting of two interlaced triangles forming a star with six points, often with one triangle dark and one light, symbolic of the union of soul and body. It is shaped identically to the hexagram and Star of David, distinguished only in its usage.
    • Solomon's seal (Bot) a perennial liliaceous plant of the genus Polygonatum, having simple erect or curving stems rising from thick and knotted rootstocks, and with white or greenish nodding flowers. The commonest European species is Polygonatum multiflorum. P. biflorum and P. giganteum are common in the Eastern United States. See Illust. of Rootstock.
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Usage

In literature:

I went after an orchis, and then I saw some Solomon's seal; and oh!
"Heartsease" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Those of the plant called Solomon's seal were most in request.
"Pioneers Of France In The New World" by Francis Parkman, Jr.
Towards spring anything was welcome, and the roots of Solomon's seal were esteemed a feast.
"The Founder of New France: A Chronicle of Champlain" by Charles W. Colby
Or shall I use the ineffable name on Solomon's seal, which we alone, of all the nations of the earth, know?
"Hypatia" by Charles Kingsley
It should be understood that the Wild Spikenard, or False Solomon's Seal, has not the remotest connection with this tribe of plants.
"Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" by Neltje Blanchan
Why, here's the mark that some of the Eastern races call the Seal of Solomon!
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol. I" by Various
Solomon's seal was part of their paraphernalia which they vowed our General had stolen.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3" by Various
Solomon's seal was part of their paraphernalia which they vowed our general had stolen.
"Folk Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
God, name of, engraved on Solomon's seal, ii.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
Solomon's Seal, 154; Fig.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
Dig out its roots, wash off the earth, and you will see the mark of King Solomon's Seal that gives its name to the plant.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
Some of our gardens have specimens of the Solomon's seal, a kind of lily.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Examples: trillium, bloodroot, squirrel-corn, Indian turnip, Solomon's seal, etc.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
He was succeeded by L. M. Bueschenthal, whose drama, "King Solomon's Seal," was performed at the royal theatre of Berlin.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
There are trout lilies, Solomon's-seal, Hepaticae and many other varieties of flowers.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
In the May woods are the red and yellow flowers of the Wood Betony and the bell-shaped flowers of Solomon's Seal.
"Woodcraft" by Alan Douglas
We called ourselves the 'Solomon's Seal Patrol' as having so much meaning to the name.
"Natalie: A Garden Scout" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The False Solomon's Seal is one of the prettiest plants in our woods in March, and in many places it almost hides the ground from view.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Solomon's seal was the mediaeval talisman to which the demon eagerly responds.
"Solomon and Solomonic Literature" by Moncure Daniel Conway
The spirit replied that he could not obtain the information required without the aid of Solomon's seal.
"Curiosities of Olden Times" by S. Baring-Gould
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In poetry:

'Consider the lilies, how they grow;
They toil not, yet are fair,
Gems and flowers and Solomon's seal.
The geranium of the world is J. M. Bhaer.
"To J.M.B." by Louisa May Alcott

In news:

Find information on planting and growing Solomon's seals and see pictures from the Plant Encyclopedia at Better Homes and Gardens.
Solomon's seal adds height and grace to shaded gardens in spring.
Named for a scarred rhizome that has the appearance of King Solomon 's seal, which is known by many as the Star of David.
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