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Jerusalem

Jerusalem Meaning & Definition
Jerusalem Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Jerusalem?

[n] capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Moslems; was the capital of an ancient kingdom

Synonyms | Synonyms for Jerusalem: capital of Israel

Related Terms | Find terms related to Jerusalem:

See Also | Calvary | Golgotha | Israel | national capital | Sion | State of Israel | Wailing Wall | Yisrael | Zion

Jerusalem In Webster's Dictionary

\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 Christ. {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 as food. (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 cherries. {Jerusalem oak} (Bot.), an aromatic goosefoot ({Chenopodium Botrys}), common about houses and along roadsides. {Jerusalem sage} (Bot.), a perennial herb of the Mint family ({Phlomis tuberosa}). {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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