Definitions for wandering jew
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a legendary character condemned to roam without rest because he struck Christ on the day of the Crucifixion.
any of various creeping plants of the spiderwort family, with green or variegated leaves, as
a legendary Jew condemned to roam the world for mocking Jesus at the Crucifixion
A Jewish shoemaker who, in Christian tradition, taunted Jesus Christ on the way to his (Jesus') crucifixion and for that was condemned to wander the Earth until Jesus' return (ie. the second coming).
One of three species of spiderwort plants, (also called ), , and .
Origin: The plant common name is derived from the Christian tradition figure, presumably at least partly from the tendency of those plants to spread through a garden (ie. wander).
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
. See Jew, Wandering.
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