Hottentot fig

/hɒtəntɒt ˈfɪg/ (say hotuhntot 'fig)

noun
any of various plants of the family Ficoidaceae, especially Carpobrotus edulis, of southern Africa, having cream or pink flowers and a sour-tasting fruit used for making jam and in the preparation of medicine.
Also, sour fig.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Hottentot fig — noun a succulent mat forming plant with bright yellow or lilac daisy like flowers and edible fruit, native to South Africa and naturalized elsewhere. [Carpobrotus edulis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Hottentot's fig — noun low growing South African succulent plant having a capsular fruit containing edible pulp • Syn: ↑Hottentot fig, ↑sour fig, ↑Carpobrotus edulis, ↑Mesembryanthemum edule • Hypernyms: ↑succulent • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sour fig — noun low growing South African succulent plant having a capsular fruit containing edible pulp • Syn: ↑Hottentot fig, ↑Hottentot s fig, ↑Carpobrotus edulis, ↑Mesembryanthemum edule • Hypernyms: ↑succulent • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sour fig — /saʊə ˈfɪg/ (say sowuh fig) noun → Hottentot fig …   Australian English dictionary

  • Khoikhoi — The Khoikhoi ( people people or real people ) or Khoi, in standardised Khoekhoe/Nama orthography spelled Khoekhoe, are a historical division of the Khoisan ethnic group, who were the native Black Africans of southwestern Africa, closely related… …   Wikipedia

  • Carpobrotus — noun a caryophyllaceous genus of Carpobrotus • Syn: ↑genus Carpobrotus • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Aizoaceae, ↑family Aizoaceae, ↑Tetragoniaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carpobrotus edulis — noun low growing South African succulent plant having a capsular fruit containing edible pulp • Syn: ↑Hottentot fig, ↑Hottentot s fig, ↑sour fig, ↑Mesembryanthemum edule • Hypernyms: ↑succulent • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Carpobrotus — noun a caryophyllaceous genus of Carpobrotus • Syn: ↑Carpobrotus • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Aizoaceae, ↑family Aizoaceae, ↑Tetragoniaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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