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.

Jesse window Arch., a window of which the glazing and tracery represent the tree of Jesse.


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