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sedum

[see-duh m] /ˈsi dəm/
noun
1.
any fleshy plant belonging to the genus Sedum, of the stonecrop family, usually having small, overlapping leaves and yellow, white, or pink flowers.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English cedum < Latin sedum houseleek
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  • The yellow flowered ground cover is a sedum of some sort.
  • Extensive roofs typically use sedum as the plant cover, are shallow and add a little additional roof weight.
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sedum

/ˈsiːdəm/
noun
1.
any crassulaceous rock plant of the genus Sedum, having thick fleshy leaves and clusters of white, yellow, or pink flowers See also stonecrop, rose-root, orpine
Word Origin
C15: from Latin: houseleek
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Word Origin and History for sedum
n.

mid-15c., from Latin sedum "houseleek."

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