spurge

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French espurge, espurgier, from Latin expurgo (I purge).

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spurge (usually uncountable, plural spurges)

  1. Any plant of the species of genus Euphorbia that grow in England and exude a bitter milky juice which was formerly used as a purgative.
  2. Any plant of the genus Euphorbia.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain.

Verb[edit]

spurge (third-person singular simple present spurges, present participle spurging, simple past and past participle spurged)

  1. (intransitive) To emit foam; to froth; said of the emission of yeast from beer during fermentation.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of W. Cartright to this entry?)

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