Definition of munyeroo in English:


(also munyeru)


  • A succulent plant whose seeds and leaves are used for food.

    • ‘In Australia the wild plant (or a very close relation), with its pretty yellow flowers has been known as munyeroo or purslane or by a name which has different meanings in N. America, pigweed.’
    • ‘In Australia, the wild plant, or at least a close relative, produces pretty yellow flowers and is known as munyeroo or purslane.’
    • ‘The land is looking much better with parakeelya and munyeroo abundant.’
    • ‘Summer rains also produce a carpet of ephemeral forbs such as munyeroo, red spinach and tar vines, while winter rains lead to mass germination of daisies such as billybuttons, white paper daisy and bogan flea.’


Late 19th century: from Diyari (an Aboriginal language of South Australia).