Sea purslane
Purslane Purs"lane, n. [OF. porcelaine, pourcelaine (cf. It. porcellana), corrupted fr. L. porcilaca for portulaca.] (Bot.) An annual plant ({Portulaca oleracea}), with fleshy, succulent, obovate leaves, sometimes used as a pot herb and for salads, garnishing, and pickling. [1913 Webster]

{Flowering purslane}, or {Great flowered purslane}, the {Portulaca grandiflora}. See {Portulaca}.

{Purslane tree}, a South African shrub ({Portulacaria Afra}) with many small opposite fleshy obovate leaves.

{Sea purslane}, a seashore plant ({Arenaria peploides}) with crowded opposite fleshy leaves.

{Water purslane}, an aquatic plant ({Ludwiqia palustris}) but slightly resembling purslane. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sea purslane — Sea purs lane (Bot.) See under {Purslane}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea purslane — Sea chickweed Sea chick weed (Bot.) A fleshy plant ({Arenaria peploides}) growing in large tufts in the sands of the northern Atlantic seacoast; called also {sea sandwort}, and {sea purslane}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea Purslane — may refer to: * Halimione portulacoides * Sesuvium portulacastrum …   Wikipedia

  • sea purslane — noun 1. : seabeach sandwort 2. : any of several plants of the genus Atriplex (especially A. hastata) 3. : a plant of the genus Sesuvium * * * sea purslane 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sea purslane — Sesuvium (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • Purslane — Purs lane, n. [OF. porcelaine, pourcelaine (cf. It. porcellana), corrupted fr. L. porcilaca for portulaca.] (Bot.) An annual plant ({Portulaca oleracea}), with fleshy, succulent, obovate leaves, sometimes used as a pot herb and for salads,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purslane tree — Purslane Purs lane, n. [OF. porcelaine, pourcelaine (cf. It. porcellana), corrupted fr. L. porcilaca for portulaca.] (Bot.) An annual plant ({Portulaca oleracea}), with fleshy, succulent, obovate leaves, sometimes used as a pot herb and for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purslane — may refer to:* Portulaca , a genus of succulent flowering plants, and especially: ** Portulaca oleracea , a species of Portulaca eaten as a vegetable and considered a weed, known as summer purslane * Claytonia perfoliata , Miner s lettuce or… …   Wikipedia

  • Sea chickweed — Sea chick weed (Bot.) A fleshy plant ({Arenaria peploides}) growing in large tufts in the sands of the northern Atlantic seacoast; called also {sea sandwort}, and {sea purslane}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea sandwort — Sea chickweed Sea chick weed (Bot.) A fleshy plant ({Arenaria peploides}) growing in large tufts in the sands of the northern Atlantic seacoast; called also {sea sandwort}, and {sea purslane}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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