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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ice′ plant`(n.)

  1. a low-growing Old World plant, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum, of the carpetweed family, having tiny glistening sacs on its fleshy, edible leaves.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ice plant, icicle plant, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum(noun)

    Old World annual widely naturalized in warm regions having white flowers and fleshy foliage covered with hairs that resemble ice


  1. ice plant(Noun)

    a succulent annual, Carpobrotus edulis, of the stone plant family, having pale pink flowers and fleshy leaves covered with glistening hairs

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ice plant

    a plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum), sprinkled with pellucid, watery vesicles, which glisten like ice. It is native along the Mediterranean, in the Canaries, and in South Africa. Its juice is said to be demulcent and diuretic; its ashes are used in Spain in making glass


  1. Carpobrotus edulis

    Carpobrotus edulis is native to South Africa. It is also known as ice plant, highway ice plant, pigface or Hottentot fig and in South Africa as the sour fig, on account of its edible fruit. It was previously classified in genus Mesembryanthemum and is sometimes referred to by this name.


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