from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants, of the order Ficoideæ, distinguished from Mesembrayanthemum, the other genus of its tribe, Mesembryeæ, by its apetalous flowers.

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  • n. New Zealand spinach


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  • Glenarvan, holding with one hand to a tuft of tetragonia, with the other holding his wife, waited with breathless anxiety.

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