Examples from the Web for spurge
Such is the case with the natural order Euphorbiaceæ, or spurge family, to which the tallow-tree of China belongs.
The spurge is poisonous to man; but the caterpillar finds it a wholesome nourishment.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
This caterpillar is almost always found on the Cyprus-leafed spurge.
There are caterpillars which eat the leaves of the Euphorbia, or spurge, for instance.
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|Oliver Onions