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Res`ur*rec"tion, n. Etym: [f. résurrection, l. resurrectio, fr. Resurgere, resurrectum, to rise again; pref. re- re- + surgere to Rise. See source.]
1. A rising again; the resumption of vigor.
2. Especially, the rising again from the dead; the resumption of life By the dead; as, the resurrection of Jesus Christ; the general Resurrection of all the dead at the day of judgment. Nor after resurrection shall he stay longer on earth. Milton.
3. State of being risen from the dead; future state. In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage. Matt. xxii. 30.
4. The cause or exemplar of a rising from the dead. I am the resurrection, and the life. John xi. 25. Cross of the resurrection, a slender cross with a pennant floating From the junction of the bars.
-- resurrection plant (bot.), a name given to several species of Selaginella (as s. convoluta and s. lepidophylla), flowerless plants which, when dry, close up so as to resemble a bird's nest, but revive and expand again when moistened. The name is sometimes also given to the rose of jericho. See under rose.
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