/ sæksɪfrɪdʒ /
breakstone · rockfoil
ETYM Latin saxifraga, from saxifragus stone-breaking; saxum rock + frangere to break: cf. French saxifrage. Related to Fracture, Sassafras, Saxon.
Any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga; SYN. breakstone, rockfoil.
Any plant of the genus Saxifraga, family Saxifragaceae, occurring in rocky, mountainous, and alpine situations in the northern hemisphere. They are low plants with groups of small white, pink, or yellow flowers.
Early saxifrage s. virginiensis is native to North America.