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NOUN (1)

1. any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga;
[syn: saxifrage, breakstone, rockfoil]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Saxifrage \Sax"i*frage\ (?; 48), n. [L. saxifraga, from saxifragus stone-breaking; saxum rock + frangere to break: cf. F. saxifrage. See Fracture, and cf. Sassafras, Saxon.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Saxifraga, mostly perennial herbs growing in crevices of rocks in mountainous regions. [1913 Webster] Burnet saxifrage, a European umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella Saxifraga). Golden saxifrage, a low half-succulent herb (Chrysosplenium oppositifolium) growing in rivulets in Europe; also, Chrysosplenium Americanum, common in the United States. See also under Golden. Meadow saxifrage, or Pepper saxifrage. See under Meadow. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

saxifrage n 1: any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga [syn: saxifrage, breakstone, rockfoil]