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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ja′cob's lad′der(n.)

  1. a ladder seen by Jacob in a dream, reaching from the earth to heaven. Gen. 28:12.

    Category: Bible

  2. Naut. a hanging ladder having ropes or chains supporting rungs or steps.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of Jacob's ladder:

1825–35

Ja′cob's-lad′der(n.)

  1. any plant of the genus Polemonium, of the phlox family, with cup-shaped blue flowers and paired leaflets in a ladderlike arrangement.

    Category: Plants

Origin of Jacob's-ladder:

1725–35

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. Jacob's ladder, jack ladder, pilot ladder(noun)

    (nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps

Freebase

  1. Jacob's Ladder

    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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