HyperDic: jacob[s_staff

English > 1 sense of the expression Jacob's staff:
NOUNplantJacob's staff, ocotillo, coachwhip, vine cactus, Fouquieria splendensdesert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers
English > Jacob's staff: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningdesert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers.
Synonymsocotillo, coachwhip, vine cactus, Fouquieria splendens
Member ofFouquieria, genus Fouquieriaresinous succulent trees or shrubs of desert and semidesert regions / regions of southwestern United States that are leafless most of the year
BroadercandlewoodAny of several resinous trees or shrubs often burned for light
Spanishocotillo
Catalanocotillo

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