any of various plants (esp. genus Sedum) of the orpine family, with fleshy leaves and stems, and white, yellow, or purple flowers
Origin of orpineMiddle English orpin ; from Middle French ; from orpiment (see orpiment): origin, originally used of a yellow-flowered plant
designating a family (Crassulaceae, order Rosales) of succulent, dicotyledonous plants, including the sempervivums and sedums
Any of various succulent plants of the family Crassulaceae, especially the Eurasian species Hylotelephium telephium syn. Sedum telephium, having clusters of reddish-purple flowers. Also called live-forever.
Origin of orpineMiddle English orpin, from Old French, from orpiment, orpiment; see orpiment.
From Old French orpin.