Definition of Saxifrage

1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga.




Definition of Saxifrage

1. n. Any plant of the genus Saxifraga, mostly perennial herbs growing in crevices of rocks in mountainous regions.

Definition of Saxifrage

1. Noun. A plant in the genus ''Saxifraga''. ¹

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Definition of Saxifrage

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Medical Definition of Saxifrage

1. Any plant of the genus Saxifraga, mostly perennial herbs growing in crevices of rocks in mountainous regions. Burnet saxifrage, a European umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella Saxifraga). Golden saxifrage, a low half-sacculent herb (Chrysosplenium oppositifolium) growing in rivulets in Europe; also, C. Americanum, common in the United States. See also under Golden. Meadow saxifrage, or Pepper saxifrage. See Meadow. Origin: L. Saxifraga, from saxifragus stone-breaking; saxum rock + frangere to break: cf. F. Saxifrage. See Fracture, and cf. Sassafras, Saxon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saxifrage

saxe blue
saxefras
saxello
saxes
saxhorn
saxhorns
saxicava
saxicavid
saxicavids
saxicavous
saxicoline
saxicolous
saxicolous plant
saxifraga
saxifragaceous
saxifrage (current term)
saxifrage family
saxifrages
saxifragous
saxion
saxions
saxist
saxists
saxitoxin
saxitoxins
saxon
saxonies
saxonite
saxonites
saxophone

Literary usage of Saxifrage

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1. The Gardeners Dictionaryby Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"RH saxifrage of the Alps, with rough notched Leaves like ... RH The leaft yellow saxifrage of the Pyn- nean Mountains, ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The most common in American gardens are the thick-leaved saxifrage (S. cram- ... The early or Virginian saxifrage (S. Virginiensis) is in Early saxifrage ..."

3. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons, Marion Satterlee (1900)
"They have the fragrance of hyacinths, and are found blossoming in early spring in the rich woods of the North. EARLY saxifrage. ..."

4. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1811)
"Ascending saxifrage. Nat. of the Pyrenees. Cult. 1752, by Mr. Ph. Miller. Mill. diet. ed. 6. p. 655. n. 11. ДО. May. H. Î/. 35. ..."

5. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"Another marked difference between the two is that the petals of Gray's saxifrage are all alike instead of being irregular as those of the other. ..."

6. Mountain Wild Flowers of Canada: A Simple and Popular Guide to the Names and by Julia Wilmotte Henshaw (1906)
"The Tall saxifrage is a larger and handsomer plant than Lyall's variety. ... You can best distinguish the Tall saxifrage from Lyall's species by the leaves, ..."

7. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1891)
"It is a curious-looking plant, this saxifrage, when in bloom. The thick, fleshy roots bear a cluster of large heart-shaped, thick HEART-LEAVED saxifrage. ..."

8. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"Saxifraga cordifolia (heart-leaved saxifrage) is one of the earliest of plants. ... It is a curious-looking plant, this saxifrage, when in bloom. ..."

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