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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a succulent Old World plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) of the carpetweed family, having thick leaves covered with thin, glistening cells that look like ice crystals
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A succulent annual (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) native to southern Africa, having white or pink flowers, fleshy leaves, and stems covered with glistening papillae.