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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
First recorded in 1570-80; spur1 + -y1
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