miner's lettuce

noun

Definition of miner's lettuce

: a glossy green herb (Montia perfoliata synonym Claytonia perfoliata) of the purslane family especially of western North America that produces racemes of pink to white flowers subtended by a disk of two leaves united around the stem and is used as a salad green

First Known Use of miner's lettuce

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Miner's lettuce.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miner%27s%20lettuce. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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