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portulacaceous

[pawr-chuh-luh-key-shuh s, pohr-] /ˌpɔr tʃə ləˈkeɪ ʃəs, ˌpoʊr-/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Portulacaceae, the purslane family of plants.
Compare purslane family.
Origin
< Neo-Latin Portulacace(ae) family name (see portulaca, -aceae) + -ous
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portulacaceous

/ˌpɔːtjʊləˈkeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Portulacaceae, a cosmopolitan family of mainly fleshy-leaved flowering plants common in the US
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