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burnet saxifrage Explained

Burnet saxifrage at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Saxifrage \Sax"i*frage\ (?; 48), n. [L. saxifraga, from
saxifragus stone-breaking; saxum rock + frangere to break:
cf. F. saxifrage. See {Fracture}, and cf. {Sassafras},
{Saxon}.] (Bot.)
Any plant of the genus {Saxifraga}, mostly perennial herbs
growing in crevices of rocks in mountainous regions.

{Burnet saxifrage}, a European umbelliferous plant
({Pimpinella Saxifraga}).

{Golden saxifrage}, a low half-succulent herb
({Chrysosplenium oppositifolium}) growing in rivulets in
Europe; also, {C. Americanum}, common in the United
States. See also under {Golden}.

{Meadow saxifrage}, or {Pepper saxifrage}. See under

Burnet \Bur"net\, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the
plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim.
of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See
{Brunette}.] (Bot.)
A genus of perennial herbs ({Poterium}); especially,
{P.Sanguisorba}, the common, or garden, burnet.

{Burnet moth} (Zo["o]l.), in England, a handsome moth
({Zyg[ae]na filipendula}), with crimson spots on the

{Burnet saxifrage}. (Bot.) See {Saxifrage}.

{Canadian burnet}, a marsh plant ({Poterium Canadensis}).

{Great burnet}, {Wild burnet}, {Poterium (or Sanguisorba)