spurrey
or spurry noun (plural spurreys or spurries) Etymology: Dutch spurrie, from Medieval Latin spergula Date: 1577 a white-flowered European annual weedy herb (Spergula arvensis) of the pink family with whorled filiform leaves; also any of several related and similar herbs

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  • Spurrey — Spur rey (sp[u^]r r[y^]), n. (Bot.) See {Spurry}. [1913 Webster] …   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

  • spurrey — /sperr ee, spur ee/, n., pl. spurries. spurry. * * * …   Universalium

  • spurrey — [ spʌri] (also spurry) noun (plural spurreys or spurries) a small plant of the pink family with pink or white flowers. [Genera Spergula and Spergularia: several species.] Origin C16: from Du. spurrie; prob. related to med. L. spergula …   English new terms dictionary

  • spurrey — spur·rey …   English syllables

  • spurrey — noun see spurry …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn spurrey — dirvinis kežys statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Spergula arvensis), paplitęs Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Spergula arvensis angl. corn spurrey; starwort; stickwort vok …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sand-spurrey — rausvoji posmiltė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Spergularia rubra), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Spergularia rubra angl. purple sandwort; sand spurrey… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • corn spurrey — noun small European weed with whorled leaves and white flowers • Syn: ↑corn spurry, ↑Spergula arvensis • Hypernyms: ↑weed • Member Holonyms: ↑Spergula, ↑genus Spergula …   Useful english dictionary

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

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