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- noun family of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially in Americas
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Leaving the creek on July 29th we again entered the scrub, finding it lower and more open, the ground covered with occasional patches of grass and a little squashy plant straggling along the ground -- "Pigweed" is the local name; it belongs, I believe, to the "portulacaceae."