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Sharon(shā`rən, shâr`ən), plain between the Samarian Hills of central Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, extending c.50 mi (80 km) from Jaffa to Caesarea, and mentioned several times in the Bible. See also rose of Sharonrose of Sharon,
common name for several plants, especially Hibiscus syriacus, of the family Malvaceae (mallow family), and for St.-John's-wort, i.e., any species of the genus Hypericum of the family Hypericaceae (St.-John's-wort family).
..... Click the link for more information. . Famous for its fertility in ancient times, Sharon later became swampland. In the early 20th cent., Zionist pioneers transformed it into farmlands with many settlements.
Sharon(shâr`ən), city (1990 pop. 17,493), Mercer co., NW Pa., on the Shenango River, near the Ohio line; settled c.1800, inc. as a city 1920. An industrial city, its chief manufactures are textiles, foods, plastic and steel products, and electronic goods. The Shenango campus of Pennsylvania State Univ. is there. Shenango Dam and Reservoir (completed 1965) are nearby.
Plain of. a plain in W Israel, between the Mediterranean and the hills of Samaria, extending from Haifa to Tel Aviv
Ariel . born 1928, Israeli soldier and politician; Likud prime minister from 2001