- fig marigold
- any of a large group of fleshy, succulent plants of the carpetweed family, sometimes grown for ornament in warm climates, esp., any of several species of a genus (Carpobrotus) growing wild in California
Origin of mesembryanthemumModern Latin from Classical Greek mes?mbria, midday ( from mesos, mid + h?mera, day) + anthemon, flower from anthos, flower: see antho-
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From the genus name.