Definition of Euphorbia lathyris
1. Noun. Poisonous Old World spurge; adventive in America; seeds yield a purgative oil.
Group relationships: Euphorbia, Genus Euphorbia
Generic synonyms: Spurge
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Literary usage of Euphorbia lathyris
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1. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"The same process takes place also in fruits as in leaves. Latex of Euphorbia Lathyris-t—An elaborate examination of the latex of euphorbia lathyris has led ..."
2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science ... with French and Other by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"MOLE PLANT, euphorbia lathyris. MOLEC'ULAR, Molecula'rit. Of or belong. ing to molecules or minute portions of any thing. ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"No doubt euphorbia lathyris, L., which is so called in E. Anglia (Forby) and E. Yks. Prior, p. 37. Caper-spurge. The common book-name for euphorbia lathyris ..."