One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A figure similar to the Star of David.
- ‘When the French took control in 1912, a five-pointed linear known as Solomon's seal was placed on the flag in order to distinguish the nation's flag from others.’
- ‘Morocco's flag consists of a red field with a green five-pointed star - known as Solomon's seal - in its center.’
2A widely distributed plant of the lily family, having arching stems that bear a double row of broad leaves with drooping flowers in their axils.
Genus Polygonatum, family Liliaceae: many species, including P. biflorum, which has greenish-yellow paired flowers and is common in the woods of the eastern US
- ‘A few members, such as Asparagus and Solomon's seal, have leaves attached along the stem.’
- ‘The wildflowers, many of which bloom in May, include waterleaf, wild ginger, red trillium, Jack-in-the-pulpit, smooth and woolly blue violet, Solomon's seal, false Solomon's seal, and enchanter's nightshade.’
- ‘A few spring wildflowers persist, such as doll's eyes, Solomon's seal, and false Solomon's seal.’
- ‘The forest has not been cut for 300 years, and I found myself surrounded by ground flora such as Solomon's seal, lily of the valley, yellow wood anemone, toothwort, asarabacca, herb paris and hepatica.’
- ‘‘Companion’ plants that indicate a good site include Jack-in-the-pulpit, bloodroot, Solomon's seal, jewel weed, galax, trillium, wild yam, hepatica, black cohosh, and wild ginger.’
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