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sax·i·frage

 (săk′sə-frĭj, -frāj′)
n.
Any of numerous herbs of the genus Saxifraga, having small, variously colored flowers and leaves that often form a basal rosette.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin (herba) saxifraga, maidenhair fern, feminine of Latin saxifragus, rock-breaking (from its being found growing in rock crevices) : saxum, rock; see sek- in Indo-European roots + frangere, frag-, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

saxifrage

(ˈsæksɪˌfreɪdʒ)
n
(Plants) any saxifragaceous plant of the genus Saxifraga, characterized by smallish white, yellow, purple, or pink flowers
[C15: from Late Latin saxifraga, literally: rock-breaker (probably alluding to its ability to dissolve kidney stones), from Latin saxum rock + frangere to break]

sax•i•frage

(ˈsæk sə frɪdʒ)

n.
any of numerous plants of the genus Saxifraga, certain species of which grow wild in the clefts of rocks, other species of which are cultivated for their flowers.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin saxifraga (herba) stone-breaking (herb) =saxi-, comb. form of saxum stone + -fraga, feminine of -fragus breaking; see fragile]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saxifrage - any of various plants of the genus Saxifragasaxifrage - any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Saxifraga, Saxifraga - type genus of the Saxifragaceae; large genus of usually perennial herbs of Arctic and cool regions of northern hemisphere: saxifrage
Saxifraga aizoides, yellow mountain saxifrage - tufted evergreen perennial having ciliate leaves and yellow corymbose flowers often spotted orange
fair-maids-of-France, meadow saxifrage, Saxifraga granulata - rosette-forming perennial having compact panicles of white flowers; Europe
mossy saxifrage, Saxifraga hypnoides - tufted or mat-forming perennial of mountains of Europe; cultivated for its white flowers
Saxifraga occidentalis, western saxifrage - saxifrage having loose clusters of white flowers on hairy stems growing from a cluster of basal leaves; moist slopes of western North America
purple saxifrage, Saxifraga oppositifolia - plants forming dense cushions with bright reddish-lavender flowers; rocky areas of Europe and Asia and western North America
Saxifraga stellaris, star saxifrage, starry saxifrage - small often mat-forming alpine plant having small starlike white flowers; Europe
mother-of-thousands, Saxifraga sarmentosam, Saxifraga stolonifera, strawberry geranium, strawberry saxifrage - eastern Asiatic saxifrage with racemes of small red-and-white flowers; spreads by numerous creeping stolons
Translations
Steinbrech
rikko
skalnica

saxifrage

[ˈsæksɪfrɪdʒ] Nsaxífraga f

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saxifrage

[ˈsæksɪˌfreɪdʒ] nsassifraga
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