genus Carpobrotus

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Noun1.genus Carpobrotus - a caryophyllaceous genus of Carpobrotus
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Aizoaceae, carpetweed family, family Aizoaceae, family Tetragoniaceae, Tetragoniaceae - succulent herbs or small shrubs mostly of South Africa but also New Zealand and North America: carpetweeds; fig marigolds
Carpobrotus edulis, Hottentot fig, Hottentot's fig, Mesembryanthemum edule, sour fig - low-growing South African succulent plant having a capsular fruit containing edible pulp
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Different species of the genus Carpobrotus are used as traditional medicine.
acinaciformis are the most commonly used herbs from the genus Carpobrotus, of which a preparation is gargled to treat infections of the mouth and throat.