spurge laurel
noun Date: 1597 a low-growing Eurasian shrub (Daphne laureola) with oblong evergreen leaves and axillary racemes of yellowish flowers

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  • Spurge laurel — Laurel Lau rel, n. [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier, laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.] 1. (Bot.) An evergreen shrub, of the genus {Laurus} ({Laurus nobilis}), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, 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 laurel — n. a Eurasian evergreen shrub (Daphne laureola) of the mezereum family, with yellowish green flowers, oblong leaves, and poisonous berries * * * …   Universalium

  • spurge laurel — n. a Eurasian evergreen shrub (Daphne laureola) of the mezereum family, with yellowish green flowers, oblong leaves, and poisonous berries …   English World dictionary

  • spurge laurel — noun bushy Eurasian shrub with glossy leathery oblong leaves and yellow green flowers • Syn: ↑wood laurel, ↑Daphne laureola • Hypernyms: ↑daphne …   Useful english dictionary

  • spurge laurel — noun a low growing evergreen shrub with leathery leaves, small green flowers, and black poisonous berries. [Daphne laureola.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • spurge laurel — /spɜdʒ ˈlɒrəl / (say sperj loruhl) noun an evergreen shrub, Daphne laureola, of southern and western Europe and western Asia, with fragrant green axillary flowers …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 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

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