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Hottentot fig

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Definition of Hottentot fig in English:

noun

A succulent mat-forming plant with bright yellow or lilac daisy-like flowers and edible fruit. It is native to South Africa and frequently naturalized on coastal cliffs in Europe.
  • Carpobrotus (formerly Mesembryanthemum) edulis, family Aizoaceae

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