stonecrop

noun
stone·​crop | \ ˈstōn-ˌkräp How to pronounce stonecrop (audio) \

Definition of stonecrop

1 : sedum especially : an Old World creeping evergreen sedum (Sedum acre) with pungent fleshy leaves and yellow flowers
2 : any of various plants of the orpine family related to the sedums

Examples of stonecrop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also known as stonecrops, these plants can take a lot of abuse and adapt well to life in pots. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, 8 Mar. 2018 Look for the speckled toad lily and rare cultivars to sedums and stonecrops. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, 27 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of stonecrop

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Stonecrop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stonecrop. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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