from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A perennial plant (Sedum rosea) of the Northern Hemisphere, having fleshy leaves and greenish-yellow or purple flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Rhodiola rosea, a perennial crassulaceous plant that grows in cold regions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fleshy-leaved herb (Rhodiola rosea); rosewort; -- so called because the roots have the odor of roses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A succulent herb, Sedum Rhodiola, having simple leafy stems 5 to 10 inches high, broad thick leaves, yellowish or purplish flowers in a close cyme, and a rose-scented root.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Eurasian mountain plant with fleshy pink-tipped leaves and a cluster of yellow flowers
A large species of broom, four or five feet high, covered with golden blossom the size of pea-flowers, although the common broom had long passed its blooming, now showed itself as well as roseroot sedum, neither of which had I seen while coming over the schist.
Another closely related plant with exquisite orange-red flowers, which in some books bears the Latin name sedum is roseroot.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.