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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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Corchorus olitorius

Jew Jew, n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. {Judaic}.] 1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any member of the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite. [1913 Webster]

2. An adherent of Judaism. [PJC]

{Jew's frankincense}, gum styrax, or benzoin.

{Jew's mallow} (Bot.), an annual herb ({Corchorus olitorius}) cultivated in Syria and Egypt as a pot herb, and in India for its fiber.

{Jew's pitch}, asphaltum; bitumen.

{The Wandering Jew}, an imaginary personage, who, for his cruelty to Christ during his passion, is doomed to wander on the earth till Christ's second coming.

{Wandering Jew}, any of several house plants of the genera {Zebrina} and {Tradescantia} having white-striped leaves, especially the creeping plants {Zebrina pendula} and {Tradescantia fluminensis}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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