Share this entry

Share this page

purslane

Saltos de línea: purs|lane
Pronunciación: /ˈpəːslən
 
/

Definición de purslane en inglés:

sustantivo

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).
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.

Origen

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

Definición de purslane en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día prepotent
Pronunciación: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence