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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various herbaceous plants whose leaves or stems or flowers are cooked and used for food or seasoning.

Usage examples (20)
  • The species name, oleracea is Latin, meaning "potherb."
  • Common purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is also used as a potherb and in salads and soups.
  • The plant is also good for bug bites, burns (including sunburn) and is eaten as a potherb in the spring.
  • Kalasaka is explained by Nilakantha as identical with the common potherb called Shuka or the country sorrel for more
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