[pawr-chuh-lak-uh, pohr-] /ˌpɔr tʃəˈlæk ə, ˌpoʊr-/

any of various fleshy-leaved plants of the genus Portulaca, especially P. grandiflora, widely cultivated for its showy, variously colored flowers.
/ˌpɔːtjʊˈlækə; -ˈleɪkə/
any portulacaceous plant of the genus Portulaca, such as rose moss and purslane, of tropical and subtropical America, having yellow, pink, or purple showy flowers


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