[ spur-ee, spuhr-ee ]
/ ˈspɜr i, ˈspʌr i /
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noun, plural spur·ries.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Spergula, of the pink family, especially S. arvensis, having white flowers and numerous linear leaves.
any of various allied or similar plants.
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How to use spurry in a sentence
Perhaps the commonest of all is the sea-spurry sandwort, which hangs its little blossoms in trailing tufts from the cliff-sides.
Name from sagina, fattening; previously applied to the spurry.