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spurge


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spurge  \Spurge\,  n.  [OF.  espurge,  F.  ['e]purge,  from  OF 
  espurgier  to  purge,  L.  expurgare.  See  {Expurgate},  {Purge}.] 
  (Bot.) 
  Any  plant  of  the  genus  Euphorbia.  See  {Euphorbia}. 
 
  {Spurge  flax},  an  evergreen  shrub  ({Daphne  Gnidium})  with 
  crowded  narrow  leaves.  It  is  native  of  Southern  Europe. 
 
  {Spurge  laurel},  a  European  shrub  ({Daphne  Laureola})  with 
  oblong  evergreen  leaves. 
 
  {Spurge  nettle}.  See  under  {Nettle}. 
 
  {Spurge  olive},  an  evergreen  shrub  ({Daphne  oleoides})  found 
  in  the  Mediterranean  region. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spurge  \Spurge\,  v.  t.  [Etymol.  uncertain.] 
  To  emit  foam;  to  froth;  --  said  of  the  emission  of  yeast  from 
  beer  in  course  of  fermentation.  [Obs.]  --W.  Cartright. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  spurge 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  plants  of  the  genus  Euphorbia;  usually 
  having  milky  often  poisonous  juice 




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