Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ORPIE, n. Also orpy, wurpie (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Sc. forms of Eng. orpine, the herbaceous plant, Sedum telephium (Sc. 1818 Sawers; Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 368; Rnf. 1837 Crawfurd MSS. xi. 63; Bwk. 1853 G. Johnston Botany E. Borders 83; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Comb. orpie-leaf, orpy-, wurpie-, id. (s.Sc. 1873 D.S.C.S. 112; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.).

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