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orpine \or"pine\, n. [F. orpin the genus of plants which includes orpine; -- so called from the yellow blossoms of a common species (Sedum acre). See Orpiment.] (Bot.) A low plant with fleshy leaves ( Sedum telephium), having clusters of purple flowers. It is found on dry, sandy places, and on old walls, in England, and has become naturalized in America. Called also stonecrop, and live-forever.


n. 1 A yellow pigment of various degrees of intensity, sometimes approaching red. 2 (context botany English) The orpine.


n. perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers [syn: orpine, livelong, live-forever, Sedum telephium]

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Fretwell, Stubbins, Orpin, and I all worked until we droppedI doubt any of us slept more than four hours a night.