Any of a number of small, typically fleshy-leaved plants which grow in damp or marshy habitats, in particular:
- (also sea purslane) An edible plant which grows in salt marshes (Atriplex portulacoides, family Chenopodiaceae). (also pink purslane) A small pink-flowered North American plant of damp places (genus Claytonia, family Portulacaceae)..
- Vegetables rich in glutathione include asparagus, cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, tomatoes and purslane.
- Sprinkle with cracked pepper and garnish with purslane.
- The plant sources are flax seed, walnuts, and purslane, a succulent weed.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: purs|lane
Definition of purslane in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.