Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[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


Read Also:

  • Portulacaceous

    [pawr-chuh-luh-key-shuh s, pohr-] /ˌpɔr tʃə ləˈkeɪ ʃəs, ˌpoʊr-/ adjective 1. belonging to the Portulacaceae, the purslane family of plants. /ˌpɔːtjʊləˈkeɪʃəs/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Portulacaceae, a cosmopolitan family of mainly fleshy-leaved flowering plants common in the US

  • Port-washington

    noun 1. a town on NW Long Island, in SE New York.

  • Port-wine stain

    [pawrt-wahyn, pohrt-] /ˈpɔrtˈwaɪn, ˈpoʊrt-/ noun 1. a large birthmark of purplish color, usually on the face or neck. port-wine stain n. A purplish area of the skin, usually on the head and neck, appearing at birth and caused by an overgrowth of the cutaneous capillaries. Also called nevus flammeus, port-wine mark.

  • Porus

    porus po·rus (pôr’əs) n. pl. po·ri (pôr’ī) A pore, meatus, or foramen.

Disclaimer: Portulaca definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.