alpine brook saxifrage

noun

: a white-flowered herb (Saxifraga rivularis) found on mountain summits and in arctic regions of the northern hemisphere

Word History

Etymology

brook entry 1, probably partial translation of New Latin Saxifraga rivularis

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alpine brook saxifrage was in 1800

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“Alpine brook saxifrage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alpine%20brook%20saxifrage. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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