Por`tu*la"ca (?), n. [L., purslane.] Bot.

A genus of polypetalous plants; also, any plant of the genus.

⇒ Portulaca oleracea is the common purslane. P. grandiflora is a South American herb, widely cultivated for its showy crimson, scarlet, yellow, or white, ephemeral blossoms.


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