ice plant


noun
  1. 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

1
First recorded in 1745–55

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How to use ice plant in a sentence

  • A gorgeous bordering of a species of ice plant with splendid magenta blooms was especially effective.

    A Flight in Spring | J. Harris Knowles
  • America not only built in France the greatest ice plant in the world but she made every preparation on a gigantic scale.

    The Fight for the Argonne | William Benjamin West
  • Horticultural Note: This is a good month to get a slip from an ice plant.

  • Nearby are the laundry, ice plant, steam plant, and other common utilities.

    Zeppelin | Harry Vissering
  • 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

noun
  1. 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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