Meaning of winter purslane in English:

winter purslane

noun

  • A small annual plant having a basal rosette of fleshy, heart-shaped leaves, long petioles, and small white flowers, Claytonia perfoliata (family Montiaceae), native to western North America and widely cultivated as a leaf vegetable.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Miller (c1831–1898).