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purs•lane



Pronunciation: (pûrs'lān, -lin), [key]
n.
1. a low, trailing plant, Portulaca oleracea, having yellow flowers, used as a salad plant and potherb. Cf. purslane family.
2. any other plant of the purslane family.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

purse-string suturepurslane family
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