- spurge family,
- spurge laurel,
- spurgeon, charles haddon,
- spurious ankylosis,
- spurious wing,
Origin of spurious
Examples from the Web for spuriously
Capsule not lobed, mostly 5-valved, spuriously 10-celled, 10-seeded.
She admitted that clandestine and spuriously accidental meetings were wrong.Double Harness|Anthony Hope
Their ideas of position and privilege were all spuriously European.The High Heart|Basil King
Charles was determinedly "sincere" throughout the brief call, continuously and spuriously hearty.Angela's Business|Henry Sydnor Harrison
Word Origin for spurious
1590s, "born out of wedlock," from Latin spurius "illegitimate, false" (cf. Italian spurio, Spanish espurio), from spurius (n.) "illegitimate child," probably from Etruscan spural "public." Sense of "having an irregular origin, not properly constituted" is from c.1600; that of "false, sham" is from 1610s.