Spurge

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

spurge

(Science: botany) Any plant of the genus Euphobia. See euphorbia. Spurge flax, an evergreen shrub (daphne Gnidium) with crowded narrow leaves.

It is native of southern Europe. Spurge laurel, a European shrub (daphne Laureola) with oblong evergreen leaves. Spurge nettle. See Nettle. Spurge olive, an evergreen shrub (Daphne oleoides) found in the Mediterranean region.

See: Expurgate, purge.

Origin: OF. Espurge, F. Epurge, from OF. Espurgier to purge, L. Expurgare.