Aaron's rod definition

  • noun:
    • A rod-shaped molding decorated with an entwined snake, and quite often makes, vines, and/or scrolls.
    • A rod with one serpent twined around it, since used by Aaron (differing from caduceus of Mercury, which has two serpents).
    • In architecture, an ornament consisting of a straight rod from which pointed leaves sprout on either side.
    • a well known title of several flowers with high flowering stems, because the goldenrod, the hag-taper, etc.
    • tall-stalked extremely woolly mullein with densely packed yellow blossoms; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
  • others:
    • A rod with one serpent twined around it, thus varying from caduceus of Mercury, that has two.
    • A plant with a tall flowering stem; esp. the great mullein, or hag-taper, and the golden-rod.

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