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Any of various succulent plants of the genus Portulaca, especially P. grandiflora of South America, cultivated for its showy colorful flowers that open only in sunlight. Also called moss rose, rose moss.
(Plants) any portulacaceous plant of the genus Portulaca, such as rose moss and purslane, of tropical and subtropical America, having yellow, pink, or purple showy flowers
[C16: from Latin: purslane]
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|Noun||1.||portulaca - a plant of the genus Portulaca having pink or red or purple or white ephemeral flowers|
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Portulaca - genus of mainly tropical fleshy or trailing herbs