stonecrop

noun

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

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of stonecrop was before the 12th century

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“Stonecrop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stonecrop. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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