Definition of saxifrage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsæksɪfreɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæksɪfreɪdʒ//
, also NAmE//ˈsæksɪfrɪdʒ//
[uncountable, countable]
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a small plant with small white, yellow or red flowers, that grows among rocks on mountains Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French saxifrage or late Latin saxifraga (herba), from Latin saxum ‘rock’ + frangere ‘break’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: saxifrage