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

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