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Spurge  n.  (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Euphorbia. See Euphorbia.
Spurge flax, an evergreen shrub (Daphne Gnidium) with crowded narrow leaves. It is a native of Southern Europe.
Spurge laurel, a European shrub (Daphne Laureola) with oblong evergreen leaves.
Spurge nettle. See under Nettle.
Spurge olive, an evergreen shrub (Daphne oleoides) found in the Mediterranean region.

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... of Wallersee, our road led us straight through arching groves, which the axe seems never to have violated, to the summit of a rock covered with spurge-laurel, and worn by the course of torrents into innumerable craggy forms. Beneath, lay extended a chaos of shattered cliffs, with tall pines springing from their crevices, and rapid streams hurrying between their intermingled trunks and branches. As yet, no hut ...
— Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents • William Beckford

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