tree of jesse


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jesse \Jes"se\, n. [LL. Jesse, the father of David, fr. Gr. ?,
   fr. Herb. Yishai.]
   Any representation or suggestion of the genealogy of Christ,
   in decorative art; as:
   (a) A genealogical tree represented in stained glass.
   (b) A candlestick with many branches, each of which bears the
       name of some one of the descendants of Jesse; -- called
       also tree of Jesse.
       [1913 Webster]

   Jesse window (Arch.), a window of which the glazing and
      tracery represent the tree of Jesse.
      [1913 Webster]
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