Definition of St Patrick's cabbage in English:

St Patrick's cabbage


  • A European saxifrage with a rosette of long-stalked leaves and branching clusters of small white flowers.

    Saxifraga spathularis, family Saxifragaceae

    • ‘Prominent among these plants was that saxifrage, lovingly known in the Irish countryside as St Patrick's Cabbage.’
    • ‘The damp rocks are colonised by St Patrick's Cabbage, a saxifrage almost identical to London Pride, and a variety of mosses, ferns, and liverworts.’