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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An ornamental European spurge (Euphorbia lathyris) having a latex considered to be a potential source of hydrocarbons that can be converted into fuel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. poisonous Old World spurge; adventive in America; seeds yield a purgative oil


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