Meaning of lady's cushion in English:

lady's cushion

Pronunciation /ˌleɪdɪz ˈkʊʃn/


(also ladies cushion)
rare, dialect British
  • 1Thrift, Armeria maritima.

  • 2Any of several saxifrages (family Saxifragaceae); especially mossy saxifrage, Saxifraga hypnoides.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Lovell (?1630–1690), naturalist. From the genitive of lady + cushion, although the first element is sometimes apprehended as plural; so called on account of the plants' habit of growing in thick tufts or clumps.