stonecrop

noun
stone·crop | \ˈstōn-ˌkräp \

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

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Also known as stonecrops, these plants can take a lot of abuse and adapt well to life in pots. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Put bee-friendly flowers anywhere with portable pollinator gardens | The Sacramento Bee," 8 Mar. 2018 Look for the speckled toad lily and rare cultivars to sedums and stonecrops. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "See Portland Garden Tour West's stellar home landscapes (photos)," 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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