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ice plant

a plant, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum, native to the Mediterranean region, having fleshy leaves that are covered with glistening vesicles and are sometimes eaten as greens.
Origin of ice plant
1745-55 Unabridged
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  • Volunteers relax on a pile of invasive ice plant after they pulled it from the upper marsh.
  • It is sporadically landscaped with ice plant and trees.
  • Students must revegetate the beach dune communities before the area is taken over by ice plant, an invasive exotic species.
  • Other common names for this unusual plant are corpse plant, ice plant or ghost flower.
British Dictionary definitions for ice plant

ice plant

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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