Definition of vygie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪxi/

noun (plural vygies)

South African
Another term for mesembryanthemum.
Example sentences
  • There are a staggering 1700 leaf-succulent species, of which mesems or vygies are the best known.
  • The brightly coloured vygies add contrast to the blue and azure of the sea and the browns of the rocks.
  • So many species are colourful like the long list of pelargoniums, vygies, and annuals which re-seed themselves.


1920s: from Afrikaans, from Dutch vyg 'fig' + the diminutive suffix -ie.

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