Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Word of the Day | Dictionary Meaning

orpine :

(n. Bot) [or"pine] A low plant with fleshy leaves (Sedum telephium), having clusters of purple flowers. 

It is found on dry, sandy places, and on old walls, in England, and has become naturalized in America. 

Called also stonecrop, and live-forever. 

[F. orpin the genus of plants which includes orpine; -- so called from the yellow blossoms of a common species (Sedum acre). 

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