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euphorbia


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wolf's-milk  \Wolf's"-milk`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  Any  kind  of  spurge  ({Euphorbia});  --  so  called  from  its  acrid 
  milky  juice. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Euphorbia  \Eu*phor"bi*a\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  L.  euphorbea.  See 
  {Euphorrium}.]  (Bot.) 
  Spurge,  or  bastard  spurge,  a  genus  of  plants  of  many  species, 
  mostly  shrubby,  herbaceous  succulents,  affording  an  acrid, 
  milky  juice.  Some  of  them  are  armed  with  thorns.  Most  of  them 
  yield  powerful  emetic  and  cathartic  products. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Euphorbia 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  Euphorbiaceae:  very  large  genus  of  diverse 
  plants  all  having  milky  juice  [syn:  {Euphorbia},  {genus 
  Euphorbia}] 




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