Definition of purslane in English:

purslane

Line breaks: purs|lane
Pronunciation: /ˈpəːslən
 
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noun

  • 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).
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French porcelaine, probably from Latin porcil(l)aca, variant of portulaca, influenced by French porcelaine 'porcelain'.

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