One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A succulent plant whose seeds and leaves are used for food.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The land is looking much better with parakeelya and munyeroo abundant.’
- ‘In Australia, the wild plant, or at least a close relative, produces pretty yellow flowers and is known as munyeroo or purslane.’
Late 19th century: from Diyari (an Aboriginal language of South Australia).
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