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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 purs·lane /ˈpɝslən, ˌslen/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Purs·lane n.  Bot. An annual plant (Portulaca oleracea), with fleshy, succulent, obovate leaves, sometimes used as a pot herb and for salads, garnishing, and pickling.
 Flowering purslane, or Great flowered purslane, the Portulaca grandiflora.  See Portulaca.
 Purslane tree, a South African shrub (Portulacaria Afra) with many small opposite fleshy obovate leaves.
 Sea purslane, a seashore plant (Arenaria peploides) with crowded opposite fleshy leaves.
 Water purslane, an aquatic plant (Ludwiqia palustris) but slightly resembling purslane.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a plant of the family Portulacaceae having fleshy succulent
          obovate leaves often grown as a potherb or salad herb; a
          weed in some areas