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Meaning of Wandering Jew by Wiktionary Dictionary

Wandering Jew


    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 ) .

    Proper noun

    Wandering Jew

    1. 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 ) .
    2. One of three species of spiderwort plants, Tradescantia pallida ( also called Setcreasea purpurea ), Tradescantia fluminensis, and Tradescantia zebrina .

Explanation of Wandering Jew by Wordnet Dictionary

Wandering Jew

    1. a legendary Jew condemned to roam the world for mocking Jesus at the Crucifixion