orpine or"pine, n. [F. orpin the genus of plants which includes orpine; -- so called from the yellow blossoms of a common species (Sedum acre). See {Orpiment}.] (Bot.) A low plant with fleshy leaves ({Sedum telephium}), having clusters of purple flowers. It is found on dry, sandy places, and on old walls, in England, and has become naturalized in America. Called also {stonecrop}, and {live-forever}. [Written also {orpin}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • orpine — [ôr′pin] n. [ME orpin < MFr < orpiment (see ORPIMENT): orig. used of a yellow flowered plant] any of various plants (esp. genus Sedum) of the orpine family, with fleshy leaves and stems, and white, yellow, or purple flowers adj. designating …   English World dictionary

  • orpine —    One of the orpine s nicknames is Midsummer Men , after a *love divination custom carried out on *Midsummer s Eve and reported all over the country since at least the 18th century. To test the potential relationship between two people, take… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • orpine — noun Etymology: Middle English orpin, from Anglo French, from orpiment Date: 14th century an herb (Sedum telephium of the family Crassulaceae, the orpine family) that has fleshy leaves and pink or purple flowers and was formerly used in folk… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • orpine — [ ɔ:pɪn] (also orpin) noun a purple flowered stonecrop. [Sedum telephium.] Origin ME: from OFr. orpine, prob. an alt. of orpiment, orig. applied to a yellow flowered sedum …   English new terms dictionary

  • orpine — or•pine [[t]ˈɔr pɪn[/t]] n. pln a succulent plant, Sedum telephium, of the stonecrop family, having toothed fleshy leaves and purple flowers • Etymology: 1300–50; MEorpin< AF, OF: orpine, orpiment yellow mineral used as a pigment …   From formal English to slang

  • orpine — vilkpupė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Storlapiniai – Crassulaceae J. St. Hil. atitikmenys: lot. Hylotelephium angl. orpine; stone crop; wall pepper vok. Dickblatt; Fetthenne; Fettkraut; Mauerpfeffer rus. очиток lenk. rozchodnik …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • orpine — šilokas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Storlapinių (Crassulaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Sedum). atitikmenys: lot. Sedum angl. orpine; stone crop; stonecrop; wall pepper vok. Dickblatt; Fetthenne; Fettkraut; Mauerpfeffer rus. очиток lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • orpine — didžioji vilkpupė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Hylotelephium maximum angl. large leaved stone crop; live long; orpine vok. Donnerbart; Fischkraut; große Fetthenne; große Fettkraut rus. очиток большой lenk. rozchodnik welki …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • orpine — tikroji vilkpupė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Hylotelephium telephium angl. live forever; midsummer men; orpine vok. breitblättriges Fetthenne; breitblättriges Fettkraut; Purpur Fetthenne rus. очиток обыкновенный; очиток скрипун… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • orpine — n. (also orpin) a succulent herbaceous purple flowered plant, Sedum telephium. Also called LIVELONG(2). Etymology: ME f. OF orpine, prob. alt. of ORPIMENT, orig. of a yellow flowered species of the same genus …   Useful english dictionary

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