: a genus (the type of the family Saxifragaceae) of usually perennial herbs of diverse habit of arctic and temperate regions having pentamerous often showy flowers with a 2-celled ovary followed by a 2-beaked follicle and often having basal tufted leaves see london pride

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New Latin, from Late Latin, saxifrage

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“Saxifraga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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