from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several weedy, low-growing herbs of the genera Spergula or Spergularia, especially Spergula arvensis native to Europe, having linear whorled leaves and small white flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several European annual herbs of the genus Spergula
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An annual herb (Spergula arvensis) with whorled filiform leaves, sometimes grown in Europe for fodder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Radiating, like the points on a spurrowel.
- n. A plant of the genus Spergula.
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