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

  • n. Any of various plants of the genus Sedum, having fleshy leaves and variously colored flowers.
  • n. Any of various related plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various succulent plants, of the genus Sedum (Crassulaceae family), native to temperate zones.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sort of tree.
  • n. Any low succulent plant of the genus Sedum, esp. Sedum acre, which is common on bare rocks in Europe, and is spreading in parts of America. See Orpine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wall-pepper, Sedum acre: so called as frequently growing upon walls and rocks.

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

  • n. any of various northern temperate plants of the genus Sedum having fleshy leaves and red or yellow or white flowers


Middle English, from Old English stāncropp : stān, stone; see stone + cropp, cluster, sprout.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
stone +‎ crop From the apparent ability of the plant to grow out of bare rock and stone. (Wiktionary)



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