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 for Wandering Jew
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jew \Jew\ (j[=u] or j[udd]; 277), n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L.
     Judaeus, Gr. 'Ioydai^os, fr. 'Ioydai`a 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.
     Jew's frankincense, gum styrax, or benzoin.
     Jew's+mallow+(Bot.),+an+annual+herb+({Corchorus+olitorius">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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wandering \Wan"der*ing\,
     a. & n. from Wander, v.
     [1913 Webster]
     Wandering albatross (Zool.), the great white albatross. See
        Illust. of Albatross.
     Wandering cell (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses
        the power of spontaneous movement, as one of the white
        corpuscles of the blood.
     Wandering Jew (Bot.), any one of several creeping species
        of Tradescantia, which have alternate, pointed leaves,
        and a soft, herbaceous stem which roots freely at the
        joints. They are commonly cultivated in hanging baskets,
        window boxes, etc.
     Wandering kidney (Med.), a morbid condition in which one
        kidney, or, rarely, both kidneys, can be moved in certain
        directions; -- called also floating kidney, movable
     Wandering liver (Med.), a morbid condition of the liver,
        similar to wandering kidney.
     Wandering mouse (Zool.), the whitefooted, or deer, mouse.
        See Illust. of Mouse.
     Wandering spider (Zool.), any one of a tribe of spiders
        that wander about in search of their prey.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Wandering Jew
      n 1: a legendary Jew condemned to roam the world for mocking
           Jesus at the Crucifixion

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