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 for Burnet 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Burnet \Bur"net\, n. [OE. burnet burnet; also, brownish (the
     plant perh. being named from its color), fr. F. brunet, dim.
     of brun brown; cf. OF. brunete a sort of flower. See
     Brunette.] (Bot.)
     A genus of perennial herbs ({Poterium); especially,
     Poterium Sanguisorba, the common, or garden, burnet.
     [1913 Webster]
     Burnet moth (Zool.), in England, a handsome moth
        ({Zyg[ae]na filipendula), with crimson spots on the
     Burnet saxifrage. (Bot.) See Saxifrage.
     Canadian+burnet,+a+marsh+plant+({Poterium+Canadensis">Canadian burnet, a marsh plant ({Poterium Canadensis).
     Great burnet, Wild burnet, Poterium oficinalis (or
        Sanguisorba oficinalis).
        [1913 Webster]

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