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- orpin [14th–18th c.]
orpine (plural orpines)
- Any of several temperate succulent plants of the family Crassulaceae, that have clusters of purple flowers, especially Hylotelephium telephium.
- 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged, Folio Society, published 2007, page 207:
- Common Orpine rises up with diverse round, brittle stalks, thick set with fat and fleshy leaves without any order, and little or nothing dented about the edges; of a pale green colour.
- 1940, Rosetta E. Clarkson, Green Enchantments: The Magic Spell of Gardens, The Macmillan Company, page 268:
- A plant of orpine was often set by a young girl on her window sill on Midsummer Eve.
- A yellow pigment of various degrees of intensity, sometimes approaching red.
- (succulent Sedum): livelong
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