Solomon


Solomon
Solomon Sol"o*mon, n. One of the kings of Israel, noted for his superior wisdom and magnificent reign; hence, a very wise man. -- {Sol`o*mon"ic}, a. [1913 Webster]

{Solomon's seal} (Bot.), a perennial liliaceous plant of the genus {Polygonatum}, having simple erect or curving stems rising from thick and knotted rootstocks, and with white or greenish nodding flowers. The commonest European species is {Polygonatum multiflorum}. {P. biflorum} and {P. giganteum} are common in the Eastern United States. See Illust. of {Rootstock}.

{False Solomon's seal} (Bot.), any plant of the liliaceous genus {Smilacina} having small whitish flowers in terminal racemes or panicles. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.