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spurrey

[ spur-ee, spuhr-ee ]
/ ˈspɜr i, ˈspʌr i /
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noun, plural spur·ries.
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British Dictionary definitions for spurrey

spurrey

spurry

/ (ˈspʌrɪ) /

noun plural -ries
any of several low-growing caryophyllaceous plants of the European genus Spergula, esp S. arvensis, having whorled leaves and small white flowers

Word Origin for spurrey

C16: from Dutch spurrie, perhaps from Medieval Latin spergula; related to German Spergel
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