genus Portulaca


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Noun1.genus Portulaca - genus of mainly tropical fleshy or trailing herbs
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
family Portulacaceae, Portulacaceae, purslane family - family of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially in Americas
portulaca - a plant of the genus Portulaca having pink or red or purple or white ephemeral flowers
common purslane, Portulaca oleracea, pussley, pussly, verdolagas - weedy trailing mat-forming herb with bright yellow flowers cultivated for its edible mildly acid leaves eaten raw or cooked especially in Indian and Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine; cosmopolitan