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  1. 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.
  2. any of various related plants.
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Origin of stonecrop

before 1000; Middle English stooncrop, Old English stāncrop. See stone, crop
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British Dictionary definitions for stonecrop


  1. any of various N temperate crassulaceous plants of the genus Sedum, having fleshy leaves and typically red, yellow, or white flowers
  2. any of various similar or related plants
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Word Origin

Old English: so named because it grows on rocks and walls
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