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purs·lane

 (pûrs′lĭn, -lān′)
n.
A trailing plant (Portulaca oleracea) native to Eurasia, having small yellow flowers, reddish stems, and fleshy obovate leaves that can be cooked as a vegetable or used in salads.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman *purcelane, alteration of Latin portulāca, porcilāca; see portulaca.]

purslane

(ˈpɜːslɪn; -leɪn)
n
1. (Plants) a weedy portulacaceous plant, Portulaca oleracea, with small yellow flowers and fleshy leaves, which are used in salads and as a potherb
2. (Cookery) a weedy portulacaceous plant, Portulaca oleracea, with small yellow flowers and fleshy leaves, which are used in salads and as a potherb
3. (Plants) any of various similar or related plants, such as sea purslane and water purslane
[C14 purcelane, from Old French porcelaine, from Late Latin porcillāgō, from Latin porcillāca, variant of portulāca]

purs•lane

(ˈpɜrs leɪn, -lɪn)

n.
any low, trailing plant of the genus Portulaca, of the purslane family, esp. P. oleracea, having yellow flowers, used as a salad plant and potherb.
[1350–1400; Middle English purcelan(e) < Middle French porcelaine < Late Latin porcillāginem, acc. of porcillāgō, for Latin porcillāca]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purslane - a plant of the family Portulacaceae having fleshy succulent obovate leaves often grown as a potherb or salad herbpurslane - a plant of the family Portulacaceae having fleshy succulent obovate leaves often grown as a potherb or salad herb; a weed in some areas
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
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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