orpine or"pine, n. [F. orpin the genus of plants which includes orpine; -- so called from the yellow blossoms of a common species (Sedum acre). See {Orpiment}.] (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}. [Written also {orpin}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Stonecrop — Stone crop , n. [AS. st[=a]ncropp.] 1. A sort of tree. [Obs.] Mortimer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stonecrop — ► NOUN ▪ a plant with star shaped yellow or white flowers which grows among rocks or on walls …   English terms dictionary

  • stonecrop — [stōn′kräp΄] n. [ME stoncroppe < OE stancrop < stan,STONE + crop, a sprout] SEDUM …   English World dictionary

  • stonecrop — aitrusis šilokas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Storlapinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Sedum acre), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Sedum acre angl. biting stone crop; common …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • stonecrop — noun Any of various succulent plants, of the genus Sedum (Crassulaceae family), native to temperate zones. 1954. “A trailing plant with flowers like small white stars had bound itself across the bows as if in reverence for the fallen king, and in …   Wiktionary

  • stonecrop — šilokas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Storlapinių (Crassulaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Sedum). atitikmenys: lot. Sedum angl. orpine; stone crop; stonecrop; wall pepper vok. Dickblatt; Fetthenne; Fettkraut; Mauerpfeffer rus. очиток lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • stonecrop — noun Date: before 12th century 1. sedum; especially an Old World creeping evergreen sedum (Sedum acre) with pungent fleshy leaves and yellow flowers 2. any of various plants of the orpine family related to the sedums …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stonecrop — /stohn krop /, n. 1. any plant of the genus Sedum, esp. a mosslike herb, S. acre, having small, fleshy leaves and yellow flowers, frequently growing on rocks and walls. 2. any of various related plants. [bef. 1000; ME stooncrop, OE stancrop. See… …   Universalium

  • stonecrop — n. type of climber plant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stonecrop — noun a small fleshy leaved plant which typically has star shaped yellow or white flowers and grows among rocks or on walls. [Genus Sedum: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary