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or·pine

 (ôr′pĭn)
n.
Any of various succulent plants of the family Crassulaceae, especially the Eurasian species Hylotelephium telephium syn. Sedum telephium, having clusters of reddish-purple flowers. Also called live-forever.

[Middle English orpin, from Old French, from orpiment, orpiment; see orpiment.]

orpine

(ˈɔːpaɪn) or

orpin

n
(Plants) a succulent perennial N temperate crassulaceous plant, Sedum telephium, with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers. Also called: livelong (Brit) or live-forever (US)
[C14: from Old French, apparently from orpiment (perhaps referring to the yellow flowers of a related species)]

or•pine

(ˈɔr pɪn)

n.
a succulent plant, Sedum telephium, of the stonecrop family, having toothed fleshy leaves and purple flowers.
[1300–50; Middle English orpin < Anglo-French, Old French: orpine, orpiment yellow mineral used as a pigment]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orpine - perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowersorpine - perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers
genus Sedum - large genus of rock plants having thick fleshy leaves
sedum - any of various plants of the genus Sedum
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