ice plant definition

  • noun:
    • A succulent yearly (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) native to southern Africa, having white or pink blossoms, fleshy leaves, and stems covered with glistening papillae.
    • a succulent yearly, Carpobrotus edulis, of this rock plant family, having pale pink plants and fleshy leaves covered with glistening hairs
    • A plant of this genus Mesembryanthemum, the M. crystallinum, of the normal order FicoideƦ.
    • Old World yearly widely naturalized in cozy areas having white flowers and fleshy foliage covered with hairs that resemble ice
  • others:
    • A plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum), sprinkled with pellucid, watery vesicles, which glisten like ice. It really is indigenous across the Mediterranean, in the Canaries, plus South Africa. Its liquid is said to be demulcent and diuretic; its ashes are utilized in Spain for making glass.

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