Definition of munyeroo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmʌnjəˈruː/
(also munyeru)


A succulent plant whose seeds and leaves are used for food.
  • Portulaca oleracea (or sometimes Calandrinia balonensis), family Portulacaceae
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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