[ stohn-krop ]
/ ˈstoʊnˌkrɒp /


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.

Origin of stonecrop

before 1000; Middle English stooncrop, Old English stāncrop. See stone, crop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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