Wandering Jew: Meaning and Definition of

Wan'dering Jew'

Pronunciation: (won'dur-ing j'). [key]
  1. a legendary character condemned to roam without rest because he struck Christ on the day of the Crucifixion.
  2. Also calledany of various trailing or creeping plants, as Zebrina pendula or Tradescantia fluminensis, having green or variegated leaves: a popular houseplant.
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