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ˈpɜrs leɪn, -lɪnpurslane

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purslanenoun

    a plant of the family Portulacaceae having fleshy succulent obovate leaves often grown as a potherb or salad herb; a weed in some areas


  1. purslanenoun

    A widely-grown edible plant, Portulaca oleracea in the family Portulacaceae.

    Etymology: From Old French porcelaine, probably an alteration of Latin porcillaca to assimilate with porcelaine ‘porcelain’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purslanenoun

    an annual plant (Portulaca oleracea), with fleshy, succulent, obovate leaves, sometimes used as a pot herb and for salads, garnishing, and pickling

    Etymology: [OF. porcelaine, pourcelaine (cf. It. porcellana), corrupted fr. L. porcilaca for portulaca.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Purslane

    Purslain, purs′lān, n. an annual plant, frequently used in salads. [O. Fr. porcelaine—L. porcilaca, portulaca.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purslane in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purslane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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