Definitions for: 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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: capital of Israel

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

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