stone crop


any plant of the genus Sedum, especially a mosslike herb, S. acre, having small, fleshy leaves and yellow flowers, frequently growing on rocks and walls.
any of various related plants.

before 1000; Middle English stooncrop, Old English stāncrop. See stone, crop Unabridged
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stonecrop (ˈstəʊnˌkrɒp)
1.  any of various N temperate crassulaceous plants of the genus Sedum, having fleshy leaves and typically red, yellow, or white flowers
2.  any of various similar or related plants
[Old English: so named because it grows on rocks and walls]

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