ice plant

noun

Definition of ice plant

: any of various usually succulent herbs (as of the genera Carpobrotus, Delosperma, and Mesembryanthemum) of the carpetweed family used especially as ground covers or for erosion control

Examples of ice plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of the first businesses, including a motel, ice plant, water works and cotton gin, were built by the King Ranch. ExpressNews.com, "Set to close, Kingsville Record gets 11th-hour reprieve," 23 Dec. 2019 Plans also include removing invasive plants, including artichoke thistle, pampas grass and ice plant, on about four acres of the preserve and replacing them with native vegetation such as Dudleya multicaulis, a perennial succulent. Lilly Nguyen, Daily Pilot, "Coastal Commission OKs habitat restoration plan for Laguna Beach preserve that will close unauthorized trail," 12 Sep. 2019 The Army funneled the creeks into culverts and planted nonnative ivy, eucalyptus and ice plant over the riparian habitat, choking out native plants. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "On the edge of SF’s Presidio, restoring a watershed will benefit nature and humans," 5 Aug. 2019 In the cities and towns, golden light shines down on ice plants and bougainvillea, and that is beautiful too. Lydia Kiesling, WSJ, "Trying to Hold on as California Burns," 21 Sep. 2018 And invasive plants such as ice plant also can be food for them. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "It's getting a little squirrelly at the coast," 25 Mar. 2018 And invasive species such as ice plant also can be food for them. Phil Diehl, latimes.com, "Squirrels have overrun some coastal cities and lost their fear of humans, officials say," 25 Mar. 2018 A few years later, Boley boasted five grocery stores, five hotels, seven restaurants, four cotton gins, three drugstores, a jewelry store, four department stores, two insurance companies, two photographers and an ice plant. Michael Harriot, The Root, "The Other Black Wall Streets," 15 Feb. 2018 The four blocks surrounding this intersection were occupied in the early 1900s by rice mills, an ice plant, horse and mule stables, a yarn and hosiery factory and a streetcar barn; the streets themselves were paved in granite stones. Richard Campanella, NOLA.com, "Krewe du Vieux 2018: Take a virtual tour of the route with King Richard Campanella," 23 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of ice plant

1753, in the meaning defined above

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27 Dec 2019

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“Ice plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ice%20plant. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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