saxifragous

adjective

sax·​if·​ra·​gous
(ˈ)sak¦sifrəgəs
of a plant
: growing in crevices of and promoting splitting of rock

Word History

Etymology

Latin saxifragus rock-breaking

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“Saxifragous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saxifragous. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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