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sedum Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun any of various plants of the genus Sedum
WordNet

Se"dum noun
Etymology
NL., fr. L. sedere to sit; so called in allusion to the manner in which the plants attach themselves to rocks and walls.
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A genus of plants, mostly perennial, having succulent leaves and cymose flowers; orpine; stonecrop. Gray.

Webster 1913