Entry from British & World English dictionary
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.
- 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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