from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A name given to several different plants, especially to species of the genus Saxifraga, to pimpernel (Pimpinella Saxifraga), and to the parsley-piert (Alchemilla arvensis).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga.
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- noun any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga
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_Sison_, or breakstone, was formerly known as the "Hone-wort," from curing a "hone," or boil, on the cheek.
Ladies 'Mantle, Alchemilla -- a common inconspicuous weed, found everywhere -- is called Great Sanicle, also Parsley-breakstone, or