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purs·lane / ˈpərslən; -ˌslān/ • n. any of a number of small, typically fleshy-leaved plants (family Portulacaceae) that grow in damp habitats or waste places, in particular Portulaca oleracea, a prostrate North American plant with tiny yellow flowers.

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purslane herb Portulaca oleracea. XIV. ME. purcelan(e) — OF. porcelaine, identical in form with the F. word for PORCELAIN, and prob. assim. to that from L. porcil(l)āca, more usu. portulāca.