purs·lane (pûrslĭn, -lān′)
A trailing plant (Portulaca oleracea) native to Eurasia, having small yellow flowers, reddish stems, and fleshy obovate leaves that can be cooked as a vegetable or used in salads.
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman *purcelane, alteration of Latin portulāca, porcilāca; see PORTULACA.]
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