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1. See portulaca.
2. Any of the various mosses of the genus Rhodobryum, especially R. roseum, characterized by conspicuous terminal leaf rosettes.
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(Plants) a low-growing portulacaceous plant, Portulaca grandiflora, native to Brazil but widely cultivated as a garden plant for its brightly coloured flowers
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|Noun||1.||rose moss - widely cultivated in many varieties for its fleshy moss-like foliage and profusion of brightly colored flowers|
portulaca - a plant of the genus Portulaca having pink or red or purple or white ephemeral flowers
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