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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Saxifraga, genus Saxifraga(noun)

    type genus of the Saxifragaceae; large genus of usually perennial herbs of Arctic and cool regions of northern hemisphere: saxifrage

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saxifraga(noun)

    a genus of exogenous polypetalous plants, embracing about one hundred and eighty species. See Saxifrage

  2. Origin: [L., saxifrage. See Saxifrage.]


  1. Saxifraga

    Saxifraga is the largest genus in the family Saxifragaceae, containing about 440 species of holarctic perennial plants, known as saxifrages. The Latin word saxifraga means literally "stone-breaker", from Latin saxum + frangere. It is usually thought to indicate a medicinal use for treatment of urinary calculi, rather than breaking rocks apart. The genera Saxifragopsis, and Saxifragella are sometimes included in Saxifraga. In recent DNA based phylogenetic analyses of the Saxifragaceae, the sections Micranthes and Merkianae are shown to be more closely related to the Boykinia and Heuchera clades, and the most recent floras separate these groups as the genus Micranthes.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saxifraga in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saxifraga in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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