- 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
First recorded in 1745–55
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Examples from the Web for ice plant
Its common names are all appropriate,—ice-plant, ghost-flower, corpse-plant.The Log of the Sun
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.
One little leaf of the ice-plant stood upright, and the sun shone through it.
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
- 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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