Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several species of stonecrop, used as ingredients of vermifuge medicines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name given to several species of stonecrop, used as ingredients of vermifuge medicines. See stonecrop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old name of three species of stonecrop—Sedum acre, S. album, and S. reflexum.

Etymologies

French trique-madame. Compare tripmadam. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Talevi, who achieved remarkable feats on tiny resources as artistic director of Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells, has restricted the action, here updated to the 1920s, to one puzzling room: part nursery, with mahogany furniture and a self-propelled rocking horse; part crooked fantasy, capable of shifting into an almost hallucinogenic landscape of blue lake and lurid succulents in the sickly bright colours of artist Marc Quinn's recent In the Night Garden series (no coincidence that these plants tend to have common names like "prickmadam" and "love-restorer").

    The Turn of the Screw; Ariadne auf Naxos; Les pĂȘcheurs de perles; Mitsuko Uchida

  • I have never grown stonecrop; now that I know it as prickmadam I am tempted to try.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 1

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  • ... Wow. Kewpid, hats off, dude.

    January 19, 2009

  • What a name! Any idea how it got this name?

    January 17, 2009

  • A plant that makes you pass parasitic worms out

    January 17, 2009