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 for saxifrage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
     Burnet saxifrage, a European umbelliferous plant
        ({Pimpinella Saxifraga).
     Golden saxifrage, a low half-succulent herb
        ({Chrysosplenium oppositifolium) growing in rivulets in
        Europe; also, Chrysosplenium Americanum, common in the
        United States. See also under Golden.
     Meadow saxifrage, or Pepper saxifrage. See under
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga [syn:
           saxifrage, breakstone, rockfoil]

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