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Meaning & History
From the name of the herb ("a small, fleshy-leaved plant that grows in damp habitats or waste places, in particular Portulaca oleracea
, a prostrate North American plant with tiny yellow flowers"), the origin of which is uncertain. (William Turner in the 16th century called it purcelaine
, and in the 'Grete Herball' (1516) it was procelayne
; perhaps it comes from a diminutive of Latin porcus
"pig" (compare Porcius
).) It was used as a name in the film 'A Love Song for Bobby Long' (2004).