euphorbia

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Euphorbia actinoclada.
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Etymology[edit]

A genericization of translingual Euphorbia, Linnaeus's misspelling of Latin euphorbea, from Ancient Greek equivalent to Euphorbus (the Greco-Mauretanian physician to King Juba who described their medicinal properties) + -ea.

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euphorbia (plural euphorbias)

  1. Any plant of the genus Euphorbia, the spurges.

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