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(Science: botany) 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.

Synonym: stonecrop, and live-forever.

Alternative forms: orpin.

Origin: F. Orpin the genus of plants which includes orpine; so called from the yellow blossoms of a common species (Sedum acre). See Orpiment.