Definitions for jacob's ladder
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a ladder seen by Jacob in a dream, reaching from the earth to heaven. Gen. 28:12.
Naut. a hanging ladder having ropes or chains supporting rungs or steps.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of Jacob's ladder:
any plant of the genus Polemonium, of the phlox family, with cup-shaped blue flowers and paired leaflets in a ladderlike arrangement.
Origin of Jacob's-ladder:
Jacob's ladder, Greek valerian, charity, Polemonium caeruleum, Polemonium van-bruntiae, Polymonium caeruleum van-bruntiae(noun)
pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
Jacob's ladder, jack ladder, pilot ladder(noun)
(nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps
Jacob's Ladder or Greek valerian is a hardy perennial flowering plant. The plant produces cup-shaped, lavender-coloured or white flowers. It is native to temperate regions of Europe.
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