What is an ice plant?

What is an ice plant? Here are some definitions.

  1. A succulent annual, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum, of the fig marigold family, having pale pink flowers and fleshy leaves covered with glistening water vesicles.
  2. Any of several plants in fig marigold family, Aizoaceae, which were formerly classified in the genus Mesembryanthemum along with Mesembryanthemum crystallinum.
    1. Especially, Carpobrotus edulis.
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Councillors have backed plans to build a new Stromness ice plant, despite a downturn in the fishing industry and rising costs.
They smiled as they talked about the two homes, the ice plant, and the 16 shacks that were all gone.
Dingle harbour board are currently in negotiations with BIM and Kerry County Council on the future of the former ice plant on Strand Street.
To chill the mix, an adjacent ice plant produced 130 tons of shaved ice per day.
We can't see it, but they say an ice plant is shipping two tons of ice a week there.
Major recent seafront developments in Dingle include a marina, an extension of the pier and an ice plant.

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