Spurge (?), v. t. [Etymol. uncertain.]

To emit foam; to froth; -- said of the emission of yeast from beer in course of fermentation.


W. Cartright.


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Spurge, n. [OF. espurge, F. 'epurge, from OF. espurgier to purge, L. expurgare. See Expurgate, Purge.] Bot.

Any plant of the genus Euphobia. See Euphorbia.

Spurge flax, an evergreen shrub (Daphne Gnidium) with crowded narrow leaves. It is native of Southern Europe. -- Spurge laurel, a European shrub (Daphne Laureola) with oblong evergreen leaves. -- Spurge nettle. See under Nettle. -- Spurge olive, an evergreen shrub (Daphne oleoides) found in the Mediterranean region.


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