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Meaning of ICE PLANT

Pronunciation:  Is plant

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  Old World annual widely naturalized in warm regions having white flowers and fleshy foliage covered with hairs that resemble ice
 
 Synonyms: icicle plant, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
 
 See Also: fig marigold, pebble plant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ice" plant`\ (Bot.)
A plant ({Mesembryanthemum crystallinum}), sprinkled with
pellucid, watery vesicles, which glisten like ice. It is
native along the Mediterranean, in the Canaries, and in South
Africa. Its juice is said to be demulcent and diuretic; its
ashes are used in Spain in making glass.

 

 

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