orpine

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From Old French orpin.

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orpine (plural orpines)

  1. Any of several temperate succulent plants, of the family Crassulaceae, that have clusters of purple flowers.
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged, Folio Society 2007, p. 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.

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