<botany> Any plant of the genus Euphobia. See Euphorbia. Spurge flax, an evergreen shrub (Daphne Gnidium) with crowded narrow leaves.

It is native of Southern Europe. Spurge laurel, a European shrub (Daphne Laureola) with oblong evergreen leaves. Spurge nettle. See Nettle. Spurge olive, an evergreen shrub (Daphne oleoides) found in the Mediterranean region.

See: Expurgate, Purge.

Origin: OF. Espurge, F. Epurge, from OF. Espurgier to purge, L. Expurgare.

(04 Mar 1998)

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