Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various succulent plants of the family Crassulaceae, especially the Eurasian species Hylotelephium telephium syn. Sedum telephium, having clusters of reddish-purple flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English orpin, from Old French, from orpiment, orpiment; see orpiment.]

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From Old French orpin.

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