- any of numerous plants of the genus Euphorbia, having a milky juice and flowers with no petals or sepals.
Origin of spurge
Examples from the Web for spurge
Historical Examples of spurge
Well; do not open my eyes with pincers, nor compose for them a collyrium of spurge.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
There are caterpillars which eat the leaves of the Euphorbia, or spurge, for instance.
This caterpillar is almost always found on the Cyprus-leafed spurge.
Thus the Spurge, that is noxious to man, is a most wholesome nourishment to the Caterpillar.
Bitter as spurge was that old story of hers now, and bitterer still the only moral lesson it now appeared to her to have.The Story of Louie
- any of various euphorbiaceous plants of the genus Euphorbia that have milky sap and small flowers typically surrounded by conspicuous bracts. Some species have purgative properties