(||Sax*if"ra*ga) n. [L., saxifrage. See Saxifrage.] (Bot.) A genus of exogenous polypetalous
plants, embracing about one hundred and eighty species. See Saxifrage.
(Sax`i*fra*ga"ceous) a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Saxifragaceæ)
of which saxifrage is the type. The order includes also the alum root, the hydrangeas, the mock
orange, currants and gooseberries, and many other plants.
(Sax*if"ra*gant) a. [See Saxifrage.] Breaking or destroying stones; saxifragous. [R.] n.
That which breaks or destroys stones. [R.]
Burnet saxifrage, a European umbelliferous plant Golden saxifrage, a low half-succulent herb
(Chrysosplenium oppositifolium) growing in rivulets in Europe; also, C. Americanum, common in the
United States. See also under Golden. Meadow saxifrage, or Pepper saxifrage. See under
(Sax"i*frage) 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.
(Sax*if"ra*gous) a. [L. saxifragus: cf. F. saxifrage. See Saxifrage.] Dissolving stone,
especially dissolving stone in the bladder.
(Sax"on) n. [L. Saxo, pl. Saxones, from the Saxon national name; cf. AS. pl. Seaxe, Seaxan,
fr. seax a knife, a short sword, a dagger (akin to OHG. sahs, and perhaps to L. saxum rock, stone,
knives being originally made of stone); and cf. G. Sachse, pl. Sachsen. Cf. Saxifrage.]
1. (a) One of a nation or people who formerly dwelt in the northern part of Germany, and who, with
other Teutonic tribes, invaded and conquered England in the fifth and sixth centuries. (b) Also used in
the sense of Anglo- Saxon. (c) A native or inhabitant of modern Saxony.
2. The language of the Saxons; Anglo- Saxon.
Old Saxon, the Saxon of the continent of Europe in the old form of the language, as shown particularly
in the "Heliand", a metrical narration of the gospel history preserved in manuscripts of the 9th century.
Saxon blue (Dyeing), a deep blue liquid used in dyeing, and obtained by dissolving indigo in concentrated
sulphuric acid. Brande & C. Saxon green (Dyeing), a green color produced by dyeing with yellow
upon a ground of Saxon blue.
(Sax"on), a. Of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language. (b) Anglo-Saxon.
(c) Of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants.
(Sax*on"ic) a. Relating to the Saxons or Anglo- Saxons.
(Sax"on*ism) n. An idiom of the Saxon or Anglo-Saxon language. T. Warton.
(Sax"on*ist), n. One versed in the Saxon language.
(Sax"on*ite) n. (Min.) See Mountain soap, under Mountain.
(Sax"o*phone) n. [A.A.J. Sax, the inventor (see Saxhorn) + Gr. tone.] (Mus.) A wind
instrument of brass, containing a reed, and partaking of the qualities both of a brass instrument and of a
(Sax"-tu`ba) n. [See Saxhorn, and Tube.] (Mus.) A powerful instrument of brass, curved
somewhat like the Roman buccina, or tuba.