: a genus of chiefly aquatic herbs (family Lythraceae) that have opposite leaves and minute solitary greenish flowers in the axils and are sometimes used as aerators in the balanced aquarium see water purslane

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New Latin, from Latin, a plant, from Greek, wild purslane

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“Peplis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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