Portulacaceous
Portulacaceous Por`tu*la*ca"ceous, a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants ({Portulacace[ae]}), of which Portulaca is the type, and which includes also the spring beauty ({Claytonia}) and other genera. [1913 Webster]

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  • portulacaceous — /pawr cheuh leuh kay sheuhs, pohr /, adj. belonging to the Portulacaceae, the purslane family of plants. Cf. purslane family. [ < NL Portulacace(ae) family name (see PORTULACA, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • portulacaceous — por·tu·la·ca·ceous …   English syllables

  • portulacaceous — /pɔtʃələˈkeɪʃəs/ (say pawchuhluh kayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Portulacaceae, or portulaca family of plants …   Australian English dictionary

  • portulacaceous — adjective see portulacaceae * * * /pawr cheuh leuh kay sheuhs, pohr /, adj. belonging to the Portulacaceae, the purslane family of plants. Cf. purslane family. [ < NL Portulacace(ae) family name (see PORTULACA, ACEAE) + OUS] …   Useful english dictionary

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