from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several succulent plants of the genus Sedum, especially the Eurasian species S. telephium, having clusters of reddish-purple flowers. Also called live-forever.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several temperate succulent plants, of the family Crassulaceae, that have clusters of purple flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A low plant with fleshy leaves (Sedum telephium), having clusters of purple flowers. It is found on dry, sandy places, and on old walls, in England, and has become naturalized in America. Called also stonecrop, and live-forever.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In painting, a yellow color of various degrees of intensity, approaching also to red.
  • n. A succulent herbaceous plant, Scdum Telephium, common in gardens, native in the northern Old World, sometimes becoming wild in America.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers


Middle English orpin, from Old French, from orpiment, orpiment; see orpiment.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French orpin. (Wiktionary)



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