pigface

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From pig +‎ face.

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pigface (plural pigfaces)

  1. Any of various mesembryanthemums of the genus Carpobrotus, native to coastal areas of Australia, and producing edible fruits.
    • 1983, Robert Drewe, The Bodysurfers, Penguin 2009, p. 124:
      The road cut through sand dunes spread patchily with pigface and tumbleweeds and led obliquely to the sea [...].
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 256:
      that other fleshy plant, the one called pig-face, had lain across a corner of the cliffs like vivid pink shantung flung across a draper's counter.