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por•tu•lac•a



Pronunciation: (pôr"chu-lak'u, pōr"-), [key]
n.
any of various fleshy-leaved plants of the genus Portulaca, esp. P. grandiflora, widely cultivated for its showy, variously colored flowers.

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Portuguese West Africaportulacaceous
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