Spurge olive
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}. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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}. [1913 Webster] {Spurge flax}, an evergreen shrub ({Daphne Gnidium}) with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spurge flax — 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}. [1913 Webster] {Spurge flax}, an evergreen shrub ({Daphne Gnidium}) with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spurge laurel — 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}. [1913 Webster] {Spurge flax}, an evergreen shrub ({Daphne Gnidium}) with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spurge nettle — 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}. [1913 Webster] {Spurge flax}, an evergreen shrub ({Daphne Gnidium}) with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Daphne Gnidium — 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}. [1913 Webster] {Spurge flax}, an evergreen shrub ({Daphne Gnidium}) with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Daphne Laureola — 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}. [1913 Webster] {Spurge flax}, an evergreen shrub ({Daphne Gnidium}) with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Daphne oleoides — 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}. [1913 Webster] {Spurge flax}, an evergreen shrub ({Daphne Gnidium}) with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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