sedum

noun
se·​dum | \ ˈsē-dəm How to pronounce sedum (audio) \

Definition of sedum

: any of a genus (Sedum) of widely distributed fleshy herbs of the orpine family — compare stonecrop

Examples of sedum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Standing in front of a handsome, eco-friendly house in Cannon Beach, your eyes move up the cedar shake exterior walls to a roof planted in sedum and wild strawberries. Janet Eastman, oregonlive, "Cannon Beach house with a garden roof was born to be green," 22 Sep. 2019 The potting shed is in the process of being updated and will soon have a live roof topped with sedum. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Minutes from downtown, a garden wonderland — and you can see it in July," 20 June 2019 Try ferns, European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum), sedges (Carex spp.), lavender, lamiums (Lamium maculatum), sedums, and lungworts (Pulmonaria spp.). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 The couple rented a crane to hoist six big bags of dirt and three pallets of sedum tiles up to the roof. Michelle Higgins, New York Times, "The Living Roof Takes Root," 26 June 2018 Try ferns, European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum), sedges (Carex spp.), lavender, lamiums (Lamium maculatum), sedums, and lungworts (Pulmonaria spp.). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Try ferns, European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum), sedges (Carex spp.), lavender, lamiums (Lamium maculatum), sedums, and lungworts (Pulmonaria spp.). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Try ferns, European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum), sedges (Carex spp.), lavender, lamiums (Lamium maculatum), sedums, and lungworts (Pulmonaria spp.). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Try ferns, European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum), sedges (Carex spp.), lavender, lamiums (Lamium maculatum), sedums, and lungworts (Pulmonaria spp.). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of sedum

1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sedum

New Latin, from Latin, houseleek

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The first known use of sedum was in 1760

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