portulaca

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English[edit]

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Portulaca grandiflora

Etymology[edit]

From the genus name Portulaca.

Noun[edit]

portulaca (plural portulacas)

  1. (botany) Any plant in the genus Portulaca
  2. (horticulture) Any of many tropical trailing herbs, of the genus Portulaca, having showy flowers

Synonyms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from translingual Portulaca, from Latin portulāca. Doublet of porcacchia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /por.tuˈla.ka/
  • Rhymes: -aka
  • Hyphenation: por‧tu‧là‧ca

Noun[edit]

portulaca f (plural portulache)

  1. purslane (any plant of the family Portulacaceae)

References[edit]

  • portulaca in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From portula (little door), from porta (door) + -ula (diminutive suffix), apparently because of the door-like opening of the seed capsule.

Noun[edit]

portulāca f (genitive portulācae); first declension

  1. The purslane

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative portulāca portulācae
Genitive portulācae portulācārum
Dative portulācae portulācīs
Accusative portulācam portulācās
Ablative portulācā portulācīs
Vocative portulāca portulācae

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • portulaca”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • portulaca in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin portulāca. Doublet of beldroega and verdoega.

Noun[edit]

portulaca f (plural portulacas)

  1. purslane (any plant of the family Portulacaceae)
    Synonym: beldroega