Mesembryanthemum meaning

mesembrēanthəməm, mezembrēanthməm
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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.
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Any of the genus Mesembryanthemum of herbaceous or suffruticose plants.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of mesembryanthemum

  • From the genus name.

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