Portulacaceae

plural noun

Por·​tu·​la·​ca·​ce·​ae
: a family of usually succulent herbs (order Caryophyllales)having perfect regular flowers with two sepals and 4 to 5 hypogynous petals and a capsular often circumscissile fruit
portulacaceous
¦⸗⸗⸗¦kāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Portulaca, type genus + -aceae

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“Portulacaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Portulacaceae. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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