[ see-duh m ]
/ ˈsi dəm /


any fleshy plant belonging to the genus Sedum, of the stonecrop family, usually having small, overlapping leaves and yellow, white, or pink flowers.

Origin of sedum

1400–50; late Middle English cedum < Latin sedum houseleek Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sedum


/ (ˈsiːdəm) /


any crassulaceous rock plant of the genus Sedum, having thick fleshy leaves and clusters of white, yellow, or pink flowersSee also stonecrop, rose-root, orpine

Word Origin for sedum

C15: from Latin: houseleek
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Word Origin and History for sedum



mid-15c., from Latin sedum "houseleek."

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