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Portulaca oleracea

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From Old French porcelaine, probably an alteration of Latin porcilaca to assimilate it with porcelaine (porcelain).

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purslane (usually uncountable, plural purslanes)

  1. A succulent plant of the Portulacaceae family.
    1. the widely-grown edible plant summer purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
    2. moss-rose purslane, moss rose (Portulaca grandiflora)
    3. winter purslane, miner's lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)
    4. pink purslane (Claytonia sibirica)
    5. sea purslane (Halimione portulacoides)

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