- any of various plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum, having showy flowers of white, yellow, or pink.
Origin of fig marigold
First recorded in 1725–35
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The principal genus in this order is that of Mesembryanthemum, the Fig-marigold.Botany for Ladies
- an erect species of mesembryanthemum, M. tricolor, grown as a garden annual for its red-orange flowers with yellow centres