Por"tu*guese(?), a. [Cf. F. portugais, Sp. portugues, Pg. portuguez.] Of or pertaining to Portugal, or its inhabitants. -- n. sing. & pl. A native or inhabitant of Portugal; people of Portugal.
(Zol.) See Physalia.
Por`tu*la"ca(?), n. [L., purslane.] (Bot.) A genus of polypetalous plants; also, any plant of the genus.
Portulaca oleracea is the common purslane. Portulaca grandiflora is a South American herb, widely cultivated for its showy crimson, scarlet, yellow, or white, ephemeral blossoms.
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