Eu*phor"bi*a (?), n. [NL., fr. L. euphorbea. See Euphorrium.] Bot.

Spurge, or bastard spurge, a genus of plants of many species, mostly shrubby, herbaceous succulents, affording an acrid, milky juice. Some of them are armed with thorns. Most of them yield powerful emetic and cathartic products.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.