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ice plant

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Any of several succulent plants chiefly of the family Aizoaceae, especially the annual Mesembryanthemum crystallinum, native to southern Africa and having white or pink flowers, fleshy leaves, and stems covered with glistening papillae.

ice plant

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(Plants) a low-growing plant, Mesembryanthemum (or Cryophytum) crystallinum, of southern Africa, with fleshy leaves covered with icelike hairs and pink or white rayed flowers: family Aizoaceae

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a low-growing Old World plant, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum, of the carpetweed family, having tiny glistening sacs on its fleshy, edible leaves.
[1745–55]
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Noun1.ice plant - Old World annual widely naturalized in warm regions having white flowers and fleshy foliage covered with hairs that resemble iceice plant - Old World annual widely naturalized in warm regions having white flowers and fleshy foliage covered with hairs that resemble ice
fig marigold, pebble plant - any of several South African plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum cultivated for showy pink or white flowers
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