from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of herbaceous or suffruticose plants, chiefly natives of South Africa. The leaves are opposite, thick, and fleshy. The flowers usually open about midday, whence the name.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants of the natural order Ficoideæ, the figmarigold family, type of the tribe Mesembryanthemeæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. South African annual or biennial plants having flowers that open only in bright sunlight
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