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[ 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.

Nearby words

seductively, seductress, sedulity, sedulous, sedulously, sedum, see, see a man about a dog, see about, see after, see beyond one's nose

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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper