spurge (s.xiii1)

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spurge (s.xiii1)


[FEW: *3,315a exspurgare; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  spurge; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  spurge n.1; MED:  spurge n.; DMLBS: 3172b spurgia]


1bot.spurge, plant of the genus Euphorbia whose sap has purgative qualities
( s.xiii1; MS: s.xv1 ) Pernez pé de liun e spurge, si quisez en vin vermeil  2
( s.xiii2; MS: c.1400 ) Mezereon [...] gallice et anglice spurge  112.4
( c.1300?; MS: s.xivm ) quissez bien od spurge et eisil  136
( MS: c.1300 ) Catapucia: (A1) gallice cacapuce .i. la semence de spurge  72-73
espurge  spurger 
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