3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spurge \Spurge\ (sp[^u]rj), verb (used with an object) [Etymol. uncertain.] To emit foam; to froth; -- said of the emission of yeast from beer in course of fermentation. [Obs.] --W. Cartright.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spurge \Spurge\, noun [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 a 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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: any of numerous plants of the genus Euphorbia; usually having milky often poisonous juice

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