Saxifraga

noun Sax·if·ra·ga \sakˈsifrəgə\

Definition of Saxifraga

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of saxifraga

New Latin, from Late Latin, saxifrage


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