Definition of saxifrage in English:

saxifrage

Line breaks: saxi|frage
Pronunciation: /ˈsaksɪfreɪdʒ
 
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noun

A low-growing plant of poor soils, bearing small white, yellow, or red flowers and forming rosettes of succulent leaves or hummocks of mossy leaves. Many are grown as alpines in rockeries.
  • Genus Saxifraga, family Saxifragaceae
More example sentences
  • In the top of the wall, to soften the lines, Douglas has planted tough, low-growing alpines such as sedums, saxifrages and alpine pinks Dianthus alpinus.
  • As for rock plants themselves, there are thousands of perennials and small shrubs to choose from, including a host of dianthus, saxifrages, sedums, and sempervivums.
  • Alpine forget-me-nots, snow gentian, moss campion and an abundance of saxifrages grow here on the steep slopes.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French saxifrage or late Latin saxifraga (herba), from Latin saxum 'rock' + frangere 'break'.

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