Sand spurry
Spurry Spur"ry (sp[u^]r"r[y^]), n. [D. or OF. spurrie; cf. G. spergel, NL. spergula.] (Bot.) An annual herb ({Spergula arvensis}) with whorled filiform leaves, sometimes grown in Europe for fodder. [Written also {spurrey}.] [1913 Webster]

{Sand spurry} (Bot.), any low herb of the genus {Lepigonum}, mostly found in sandy places. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sand spurry — noun prostrate weedy herb with tiny pink flowers; widespread throughout Europe and Asia on sand dunes and heath and coastal cliffs; naturalized in eastern North America • Syn: ↑sea spurry, ↑Spergularia rubra • Hypernyms: ↑weed • Member Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand spurry — /ˈsænd spʌri/ (say sand spuree) noun a spreading annual, sometimes biennial herb, Spergularia rubra, with narrow leaves and small pink flowers, introduced from Europe and now common in sandy, open wasteland …   Australian English dictionary

  • sand spurry —   Mimi īlio …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Spurry — Spur ry (sp[u^]r r[y^]), n. [D. or OF. spurrie; cf. G. spergel, NL. spergula.] (Bot.) An annual herb ({Spergula arvensis}) with whorled filiform leaves, sometimes grown in Europe for fodder. [Written also {spurrey}.] [1913 Webster] {Sand spurry}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spurry — /ˈspʌri/ (say spuree) noun 1. → corn spurry. 2. → sand spurry. Also, spurrey. {Middle Dutch spurie. Compare Medieval Latin spergula} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sand spurrey — noun see sand spurry …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea spurry — noun prostrate weedy herb with tiny pink flowers; widespread throughout Europe and Asia on sand dunes and heath and coastal cliffs; naturalized in eastern North America • Syn: ↑sand spurry, ↑Spergularia rubra • Hypernyms: ↑weed • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spergula arvensis — Spurry Spur ry (sp[u^]r r[y^]), n. [D. or OF. spurrie; cf. G. spergel, NL. spergula.] (Bot.) An annual herb ({Spergula arvensis}) with whorled filiform leaves, sometimes grown in Europe for fodder. [Written also {spurrey}.] [1913 Webster] {Sand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spurrey — Spurry Spur ry (sp[u^]r r[y^]), n. [D. or OF. spurrie; cf. G. spergel, NL. spergula.] (Bot.) An annual herb ({Spergula arvensis}) with whorled filiform leaves, sometimes grown in Europe for fodder. [Written also {spurrey}.] [1913 Webster] {Sand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spergularia — noun chiefly maritime Eurasian herbs: sand spurry; sea spurry • Syn: ↑genus Spergularia • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Caryophyllaceae, ↑family Caryophyllaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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