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Hottentot fig Line breaks: Hot¦ten|tot fig

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Definition of Hottentot fig in English:


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
Example sentences
  • Ice plants are also known as Hottentot figs, which amuses me greatly for no particular reason.
  • In the past few years we've grown Hottentot figs along the road.
  • There are two species of Hottentot figs that have naturalized in Europe.
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