Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Portulacaceae — the portulacas or purslanes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of polypetalous plants; also, any plant of the genus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of polypetalous plants, type of the order Portulaceæ.
  • n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a plant of the genus Portulaca having pink or red or purple or white ephemeral flowers

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Examples

  • Botanically speaking, the Pazazz series is known as Portulaca oleracea and boasts several flaming colors; some of my favorites are Red Flare, Salmon Glow, Pink Glow and Ultra Pink.

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  • Botanically speaking, the Pazazz series is known as Portulaca oleracea and now boasts several flaming colors: Red Flare, Salmon Glow, Pink Glow and Ultra Pink.

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  • These marshes support species such as Portulaca oleracea, Sporobolus tenellus, and Saudea fruticosa.

    Zambezian halophytics

  • There are many herbaceous species that appear after the rain, such as Portulaca grandiflora (flor de seda), wild irises and lilies and some grasses.

    Argentine Monte

  • Ground cover is Portulaca which is red - you never see them flower because the iguana eat the buds - and huge prickly pear cactus.

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  • My favorite looks like a tiny rose, its leaves juicy and small, its petals flashy neon pink: Portulaca grandiflora, the little moss rose.

    The Memory Palace

  • It is thought that the genus name, Portulaca is from the Latin porto and laca meaning "milk carrier" in reference to its milky sap.

    Brigitte Mars: Purslane: Gandhi's Favorite Food May Be a Weed in Your Yard

  • Purslane (Portulaca oleracea, P. sativa) is a member of the Portulacaceae Family and also known as wild portulaca and verdolaga.

    Brigitte Mars: Purslane: Gandhi's Favorite Food May Be a Weed in Your Yard

  • The Portulaca [and] periwinkle [...] were for color, easy to grow, and satisfied my artistic need for a change from the olive drab of our flight suits and aircraft.

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  • The genus Portulaca contains species that are succulent annuals.

    Adaptations of desert plants

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