Definition of munyeroo in English:


Line breaks: mun|yeroo
Pronunciation: /ˌmʌnjəˈruː
(also munyeru)


  • A succulent plant whose seeds and leaves are used for food.
    • Portulaca oleracea (or sometimes Calandrinia balonensis), family Portulacaceae
    More example sentences
    • In Australia the wild plant (or a very close relation), with its pretty yellow flowers has been known as munyeroo or purslane or by a name which has different meanings in N. America, pigweed.
    • In Australia, the wild plant, or at least a close relative, produces pretty yellow flowers and is known as munyeroo or purslane.
    • The land is looking much better with parakeelya and munyeroo abundant.


late 19th century: from Diyari (an Aboriginal language of South Australia).

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