portulacaceous

portulacaceous

[pawr-chuh-luh-key-shuhs, pohr-]
adjective
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)
 
adj
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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