from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several weedy, low-growing herbs of the genera Spergula and Spergularia of the pink family, especially Spergula arvensis native to Europe, having linear whorled leaves and small white flowers.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Radiating, like the points on a spurrowel.
- noun A plant of the genus Spergula.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) An annual herb (
Spergula arvensis) with whorled filiform leaves, sometimes grown in Europe for fodder.
- noun (Bot.) any low herb of the genus Lepigonum, mostly found in sandy places.
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- noun Any of several
European annual herbsof the genus Spergula
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The plants most commonly employed in this country are spurry, white mustard, and turnips.
White mustard and spurry are employed in the same way as a preparation for winter wheat, and with the best results.
Amongst the injurious substances found in linseed and linseed-cake I may mention the seeds of the purging-flax, darnel, spurry, corn-cockle, curcus-beans, and castor-oil beans.
The spurry (Spergula arvensis) is introduced, but grows abundantly in our fields.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs