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Star of Bethlehem (The)

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botanically called ornithogalum. The French peasants call it “La dame dʹonze heures,” because it opens at eleven oʹclock. Calledstar” because the flower is star-shaped; and “Bethlehem” because it is one of the most common wild flowers of Bethlehem and the Holy Land generally.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Standards
Stang
Stanhope (A)
Stanhope Lens
Stank Hen (A)
Stannary Courts
Star (A)
Star (in Christian art)
Star Chamber
Star-crossed
Star of Bethlehem (The)
Star of the South
Stars and Garters! (My)
Stars and Stripes (The) or the Star-spangled Banner
Starboard and Larboard
Starch
Starry Sphere
Starvation Dundas
Starved with Cold
Stations
Statira