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Spurgev. t. [Etymol. uncertain.].
     To emit foam; to froth; -- said of the emission of yeast from beer in course of fermentation.  W. Cartright.  [1913 Webster]
Spurgen. [OF. espurge, F. épurge, from OF. espurgier to purge, L. expurgare. See Expurgate, Purge.].
     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.


Spurge, n. any plant of the genus Euphorbia, exuding an acrid milky juice once used medicinally as a purgative.

spurge laurel any shrub of the genus Daphne, esp. D. laureola, with small yellow flowers.
ME f. OF espurge f. espurgier f. L expurgare (as EX-(1), PURGE)

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