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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

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