Definition of Orpine

1. Noun. Perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers.

Exact synonyms: Live-forever, Livelong, Orpin, Sedum Telephium
Group relationships: Genus Sedum
Generic synonyms: Sedum



Definition of Orpine

1. n. A low plant with fleshy leaves (Sedum telephium), having clusters of purple flowers. It is found on dry, sandy places, and on old walls, in England, and has become naturalized in America. Called also stonecrop, and live-forever.

Definition of Orpine

1. Noun. Any of several temperate succulent plants, of the genus ''Sedum'', that have clusters of purple flowers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orpine

1. a perennial herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Orpine

1. A low plant with fleshy leaves (Sedum telephium), having clusters of purple flowers. It is found on dry, sandy places, and on old walls, in England, and has become naturalized in America. Synonym: stonecrop, and live-forever. Alternative forms: orpin. Origin: F. Orpin the genus of plants which includes orpine; so called from the yellow blossoms of a common species (Sedum acre). See Orpiment. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Orpine

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orpine (current term)
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Literary usage of Orpine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"(orpine FAMILY.) Succulent herbs, with exstipulate leaves, and regular perfect and mostly cymose flowers. Sepals 3-20, more or less united at the base, ..."

2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"Orpiment, orpine ; see Aureate. Orrery, an apparatus for illustrating tb motion of the planets. (Ireland.) Constructed at the expense of Charles Boyle. earl ..."

3. Handbook of the Flora of Philadelphia and Vicinity: Containing Data Relating by Ida Augusta Keller, Stewardson Brown (1905)
"orpine Family. Stamens of the same number as the sepals, minute herbs. 1. ... SEDUM TELEPHIUM L. Garden orpine. M. p. 474. Escaped from cultivation. Summer. ..."

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