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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Not an ice-plant in the country could compete with us, in the refrigerating line.

    The Air Trust George Allan England
  • In their laps were a few fern and ice-plant leaves, which by dint of much searching they had gathered under the rocks.

    The Story of an African Farm (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
  • One little leaf of the ice-plant stood upright, and the sun shone through it.

    The Story of an African Farm (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
  • The ice-plant would no longer be the only green thing growing in the crannies of the rock.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • Its common names are all appropriate,—ice-plant, ghost-flower, corpse-plant.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe
  • He has a house at Brazzaville built of mahogany, and a grand piano, and his own ice-plant.

    Once Upon A Time Richard Harding Davis
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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