Definition of Euphorbia

1. Noun. Type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice.




Definition of Euphorbia

1. n. 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.

Definition of Euphorbia

1. Noun. any plant of the genus ''Euphorbia''; the spurges ¹

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Definition of Euphorbia

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Medical Definition of Euphorbia

1. 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. Origin: NL, fr. L. Euphorbea. See Euphorrium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Euphorbia

euphonism
euphonisms
euphonium
euphoniumist
euphoniumists
euphoniums
euphonize
euphonized
euphonizes
euphonizing
euphonon
euphonons
euphonous
euphons
euphony
euphorbia (current term)
euphorbiaceae
euphorbiaceous
euphorbial
euphorbias
euphorbin euphorbine
euphorbium
euphoretic
euphoria
euphoriant
euphoriants
euphorias
euphoric
euphorically
euphories

Literary usage of Euphorbia

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1842)
"euphorbia maculata; stem procumbent, spreading flat on the ground, ... It delights in the same kind of soil as the euphorbia hypericifolia, and, ..."

2. Phytopathology by American Phytopathological Society (1917)
"Collections, however, have been made recently in the United States both upon introduced and native species of euphorbia. These collections, which Dr. JC ..."

3. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1894)
"Boiss. in D C. Prodr. 15 : Part 2, 73 (1862). euphorbia dentata var. ... euphorbia Geyeri Engelm. Ov Gray, Bost. Journ. Nat. Hist. 5 : 260 (1845). 2489. ..."

4. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Naked thorny euphorbia, with long fingle Spine?, producing Flowers at their ... Smooth euphorbia, with Leaves placed op- polite, and the Flowers growing in ..."

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