Definition of lithops
1 capitalized : a genus of stemless succulent southern African plants (family Aizoaceae) that are sometimes grown for ornament and that have the leaves in pairs forming a stonelike body with a fissure on top from which the sessile usually solitary flower emerges
2 plural lithops : any plant of the genus Lithops —called also living stone, stoneface, stone life face
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Origin and Etymology of lithops
New Latin, from lith- + -ops
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