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spurrey

[spur-ee, spuhr-ee] /ˈspɜr i, ˈspʌr i/
noun, plural spurries.
1.

spurry

[spur-ee, spuhr-ee] /ˈspɜr i, ˈspʌr i/
noun, plural spurries.
1.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Spergula, of the pink family, especially S. arvensis, having white flowers and numerous linear leaves.
2.
any of various allied or similar plants.
Origin of spurry
1570-1580
1570-80; spur1 + -y1
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  • Chaucer described “The Wife of Bath” as wearing “on her feet a paire of spurries sharpe.”

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British Dictionary definitions for spurries

spurrey

/ˈspʌrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
any of several low-growing caryophyllaceous plants of the European genus Spergula, esp S. arvensis, having whorled leaves and small white flowers
Word Origin
C16: from Dutch spurrie, perhaps from Medieval Latin spergula; related to German Spergel
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