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AlabastrumAlabastrum Al`a*bas"trum, n.; pl. Alabastra. [NL.] (Bot.)
A flower bud. --Gray. C SiliquastrumJudas Ju"das, n.
The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous
person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship. --
a. Treacherous; betraying.
Judas hole, a peephole or secret opening for spying.
Judas kiss, a deceitful and treacherous kiss.
Judas tree (Bot.), a leguminous tree of the genus Cercis,
with pretty, rose-colored flowers in clusters along the
branches. Judas is said to have hanged himself on a tree
of this genus (C. Siliquastrum). C. Canadensis and C.
occidentalis are the American species, and are called
also redbud. S capsicastrumJerusalem Je*ru"sa*lem, n. [Gr. ?, fr. Heb. Y?r?sh[=a]laim.]
The chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the
glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus
Jerusalem artichoke [Perh. a corrupt. of It. girasole i.e.,
sunflower, or turnsole. See Gyre, Solar.] (Bot.)
(a) An American plant, a perennial species of sunflower
(Helianthus tuberosus), whose tubers are sometimes used
(b) One of the tubers themselves.
Jerusalem cherry (Bot.), the popular name of either of
either of two species of Solanum (S. Pseudo-capsicum
and S. capsicastrum), cultivated as ornamental house
plants. They bear bright red berries of about the size of
Jerusalem oak (Bot.), an aromatic goosefoot (Chenopodium
Botrys), common about houses and along roadsides.
Jerusalem sage (Bot.), a perennial herb of the Mint family
Jerusalem thorn (Bot.), a spiny, leguminous tree
(Parkinsonia aculeata), widely dispersed in warm
countries, and used for hedges.
The New Jerusalem, Heaven; the Celestial City.
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