[ stohn-krop ]
/ ˈstoʊnˌkrɒp /
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any plant of the genus Sedum, especially a mosslike herb, S. acre, having small, fleshy leaves and yellow flowers, frequently growing on rocks and walls.
any of various related plants.
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British Dictionary definitions for stonecrop
/ (ˈstəʊnˌkrɒp) /
any of various N temperate crassulaceous plants of the genus Sedum, having fleshy leaves and typically red, yellow, or white flowers
any of various similar or related plants
Word Origin for stonecrop
Old English: so named because it grows on rocks and walls
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