Portulacaceae

plural noun Por·tu·la·ca·ce·ae

Definition of Portulacaceae

  1. :  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

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of portulacaceae

New Latin Portulaca, type genus + -aceae


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