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- n. Any kind of spurge (Euphorbia).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any kind of spurge (Euphorbia); -- so called from its acrid milky juice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Euphorbia, particularly E. Helioscopia, the sun-spurge. The name is supposed to refer to the acrid milky juice of these plants.
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- n. tall European perennial naturalized and troublesome as a weed in eastern North America
So called from its acrid milky juice. (Wiktionary)