[spur-ee, spuhr-ee]

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.

Nearby words

  1. spuriously,
  2. spurn,
  3. spurred,
  4. spurrey,
  5. spurrier,
  6. spurt,
  7. spurtle,
  8. sputnik,
  9. sputniks,
  10. sputter

Origin of spurry

First recorded in 1570–80; spur1 + -y1

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