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mesembryanthemum

(mɪzˌɛmbrɪˈænθɪməm)
n
(Plants) any plant of a South African genus (Mesembryanthemum) of succulent-leaved prostrate or erect plants widely grown in gardens and greenhouses: family Aizoaceae. See fig marigold, ice plant, Livingstone daisy
[C18: New Latin, from Greek mesēmbria noon + anthemon flower]

me•sem•bry•an•the•mum

(məˌzɛm briˈæn θə məm)

n.
any of various chiefly Old World plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum, of the carpetweed family, having thick, fleshy leaves and often showy flowers.
[< New Latin, irreg. < Greek mesēmbrí(a) midday + ánthemon flower]
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Noun1.mesembryanthemum - South African annual or biennial plants having flowers that open only in bright sunlightMesembryanthemum - South African annual or biennial plants having flowers that open only in bright sunlight
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
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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