Definitions

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

Etymologies

rose +‎ root (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine

  • Another closely related plant with exquisite orange-red flowers, which in some books bears the Latin name sedum is roseroot.

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  • "'This one is just wild spinach,' she explains, showing me the photograph of Arctic dock. 'And this one—roseroot—you let it ferment, and it's really good.'"
    —James Campbell, The Final Frontiersman (New York and London: Atria Books, 2004), 244

    September 17, 2008