Perennial plant of the genus Saxifraga native to temperate and mountainous regions of Europe
and North America
. The leaves are massed at the base, and the branched clusters of small flowers are white, pink, purple, or yellow. Height: to 61cm (2ft). Family Saxifragaceae.
, assuage, backstage, cage, downstage, engage, enrage, gage, gauge, mage, multistage, offstage, onstage, Osage, page, Paige, rage, rampage, sage, stage, swage, under-age, upstage, wage
•greengage • ribcage • birdcage
•teenage • saxifrage • outrage
plant of the genus Saxifraga
. XV. — (O)F. saxifrage
or late L. saxifraga
, f. saxum
rock + frag-
, base of frangere
break. The name was prob. given because many species are found growing among stones and in the clefts of rocks.