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orpine

or or·pin

[ awr-pin ]
/ ˈɔr pɪn /
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noun

a plant, Sedum telephium, of the stonecrop family, having purplish flowers.

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Origin of orpine

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French, back formation from orpimentorpiment
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orpine

orpin (ˈɔːpɪn)

/ (ˈɔːpaɪn) /

noun

a succulent perennial N temperate crassulaceous plant, Sedum telephium, with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowersAlso called: (Brit) livelong, (US) live-forever

Word Origin for orpine

C14: from Old French, apparently from orpiment (perhaps referring to the yellow flowers of a related species)
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