Definition of Fig marigold
1. Noun. Any of several South African plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum cultivated for showy pink or white flowers.
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Mesembryanthemum, Mesembryanthemum
Specialized synonyms: Ice Plant, Icicle Plant, Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum
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Literary usage of Fig marigold
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1. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... fig marigold FAMILY. Mostly fleshy herbs, generally with opposite or whorled leaves and no stipules, very closely allied to the Pink and Purslane ..."
2. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals. by Loudon (Jane) (1842)
"The seed-vessels of the fig marigold, produced in the sandy deserts of Southern Africa, fall off when ripe, and are driven about by the wind. ..."
3. The Horological Journal: The Special Organ of the British Horological Institute by British Horological Federation, British Horological Institute (1860)
"Knotted fig marigold 10—11 „ Common Star of Bethlehem ... and Night Blooming Fig Marigold 7—8,, Night Blooming Cereus 8—9 „ The Ornithological Clock is a ..."
4. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"go ; Teut^/eig ,- FIG'MARIGOLD, I bears figs; the fruit of the FIG'WORT. J ficus. ... Fig-marigold, a plant—see the extract. Fig- wort, a plant also called ..."
5. Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Greenouse Plants / by by Loundon (Jane) (1848)
"THE RED-EDGED FIG-MARIGOLD. ENGRAVINGS.—Bot. Reg., t. 1732 ; and our ßg. ... THE NEVER-CLOSING FIG-MARIGOLD. ENGRAVINGS.—Bot. Mag., t. 1663; Bot. Rep., t. ..."