Etymology
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purslane (n.)

herbaceous plant, used in salads and medicinally, late 14c., purcelane, via Anglo-French from Old French porcelaine, pourcelaine, from Latin porcilaca, a variant of portulaca. Apparently altered in French and Italian (porcellana) by influence of their equivalent of porcelain.

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Definitions of purslane

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