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[Middle English cedum, from Latin sedum, houseleek.]


(Plants) any crassulaceous rock plant of the genus Sedum, having thick fleshy leaves and clusters of white, yellow, or pink flowers. See also stonecrop, rose-root, orpine
[C15: from Latin: houseleek]


(ˈsi dəm)

any low, succulent plant of the genus Sedum, stonecrop family, with broad-toothed leaves and clusters of small flowers.
[1400–50; late Middle English cedum < Latin sedum houseleek]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sedum - any of various plants of the genus Sedumsedum - any of various plants of the genus Sedum
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 Sedum - large genus of rock plants having thick fleshy leaves
stonecrop - any of various northern temperate plants of the genus Sedum having fleshy leaves and red or yellow or white flowers
midsummer-men, rose-root, Sedum rosea - Eurasian mountain plant with fleshy pink-tipped leaves and a cluster of yellow flowers
live-forever, livelong, orpin, orpine, Sedum telephium - perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers


[ˈsiːdəm] n (Bot) → sedo
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