vegetable lamb

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An artist’s conception of a vegetable lamb, originally from a 1696 work.[1]

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A shortened version of vegetable lamb of Tartary.

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vegetable lamb (plural vegetable lambs)

  1. (mythology) A legendary plant believed to grow sheep from its branches.
    Synonym: barometz

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  1. ^ Henry Lee (1887) The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary: A Curious Fable of the Cotton Plant; to which is Added a Sketch of the History of Cotton and the Cotton Trade, London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, OCLC 51362733, redrawn from Joanne Zahn [Johannes Zahn] (1696) Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica Notabilium Ac Mirabilium Sciendorum, Nuremberg: Literis Knorzianis Norimbergae Lochner, OCLC 828781579.

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