1 a weedy portulacaceous plant, Portulaca oleracea, with small yellow flowers and fleshy leaves, which are used in salads and as a potherb
2 any of various similar or related plants, such as sea purslane and water purslane (C14 purcelane, from Old French porcelaine, from Late Latin porcillago, from Latin porcillaca, variant of portulaca)
n a small chenopodiaceous shrub, Halimione portulacoides, of salt marshes in Eurasia and parts of Africa, having oval leaves and inconspicuous flowers
1 an onagraceous marsh plant, Ludwigia palustris, of temperate and warm regions, having reddish stems and small reddish flowers
2 any of several lythraceous plants of wet places that resemble purslane, such as Peplis portular of Europe, which has small pinkish flowers, and Didiplis diandris of North America, which has small greenish flowers
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