noun (plural vygies)South African
- another term for mesembryanthemum.More 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.