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mesembryanthemum

[muh-zem-bree-an-thuh-muh m] /məˌzɛm briˈæn θə məm/
noun
1.
any of various chiefly Old World plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum, having thick, fleshy leaves and often showy flowers.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus), irregular < Greek mesēmbrí(a) midday + ánthemon flower
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mesembryanthemum

/mɪzˌɛmbrɪˈænθɪməm/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, from Greek mesēmbria noon + anthemon flower
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