Meaning of portulaca

por•tu•lac•a

Pronunciation: (pôr"chu-lak'u, pōr"-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various fleshy-leaved plants of the genus Portulaca, esp. P. grandiflora, widely cultivated for its showy, variously colored flowers.
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