American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Sedum, having fleshy leaves and variously colored flowers.
- n. Any of various related plants.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wall-pepper, Sedum acre: so called as frequently growing upon walls and rocks. It is native throughout Europe and Asiatic Russia, and somewhat employed in ornamental gardening; in America called moss, mossy stone-crop, etc., from its creeping and matting stems beset with small sessile leaves. The flowers are bright-yellow in small terminal cymes. The name is also extended to other species of similar habit, especially S. ternatum, and not seldom to the whole genus.
- n. Any of various succulent plants, of the genus Sedum (Crassulaceae family), native to temperate zones.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A sort of tree.
- n. (Bot.) Any low succulent plant of the genus Sedum, esp. Sedum acre, which is common on bare rocks in Europe, and is spreading in parts of America. See Orpine.
- n. any of various northern temperate plants of the genus Sedum having fleshy leaves and red or yellow or white flowers
- stone + crop From the apparent ability of the plant to grow out of bare rock and stone. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English stāncropp : stān, stone; see stone + cropp, cluster, sprout. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Sedum, also known as stonecrop, is a classic fall plant for container gardens because that's when it looks its best.”
“RALEIGH, N.C. - A rooftop at Duke University Medical Center sports a new lush ground cover: hardy succulent plants called stonecrop that tolerate heat and need little water.”
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“The edge of the common is a bulwark of tightly interlocked stones on a foundation of unwieldy boulders, all clothed in lichen and flowering stonecrop with blue sheep's-bit, ling and bilberry.”
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“A: Sedum sexangular (S. sexanulare), also commonly called tasteless stonecrop, is extremely tolerant of cold conditions.”
“The first word refers to the stonecrop family (Crassulaceae) in which the phenomenon was first discovered.”
“You end up paying for plants that at one time overran your lawn for free: native Columbine, phlox, stonecrop.”
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