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

  • n. Any of numerous plants of the genus Sedum, having thick fleshy leaves.

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  • n. Any of various succulent plants, of the genus Sedum, native to temperate zones; the stonecrop


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

Middle English cedum, from Latin sedum, houseleek.

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From Middle English cedum, from Latin sedum ("houseleek").


  • The English name House Leek denotes _leac_ (Anglo-Saxon) a plant growing on the house; and another appellation of its genus, sedum, comes from the Latin _sedare_, to soothe, and subdue inflammations, etc.

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  • The sedum is a good idea if it gets put on its side, but I was thinking of having it stand up to show the pretty rim.

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  • Moving to the other side of the road, which coincidentally happened to be upwind, I also found the asters blooming like crazy, mixed in with a bunch of yellow succulents, that I would have called sedum, but now I'm not so sure.

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

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  • The Journal also reported that the roof will be planted mostly with sedum, which is a hardy, drought-resistant succulent.

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  • But if you really want a plant, how about some kind of sedum?

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  • My delphinium virtually pulled apart in my hands, but others such as sedum, campanula and cardoon may need prising apart with force, or even cutting into portions with a knife or spade. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • But there are some perennial species, such as sedum, perennial mums, and hydrangea, and even annuals like pansies, that can maintain their blooms until the first snows.

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  • We are offering a wide assortment of perennials and native plants, such as sedum, purple cone flower, lilies, annuals, vegetables, houseplants and miscellaneous.


  • Standing on the roof of the library one cloudy day in November, Mark Carpenter digs his finger into a tray filled mostly with plants in the "sedum" family - often traditional garden plants - with some splashes of color from lavender and grasses.

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