Definition of Myrtle spurge

1. Noun. Poisonous Old World spurge; adventive in America; seeds yield a purgative oil.

Exact synonyms: Caper Spurge, Euphorbia Lathyris, Mole Plant
Group relationships: Euphorbia, Genus Euphorbia
Generic synonyms: Spurge



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrtle Spurge

myrrhy
myrsinaceous
myrsine family
myrtaceous
myrtaceous tree
myrtanol
myrtenol
myrtiform
myrtillin
myrtle
myrtle beech
myrtle bird
myrtle family
myrtle flag
myrtle oak
myrtle spurge (current term)
myrtle warbler
myrtled
myrtles
myrtucommulone
myself
myselfe
myselven
myselves
mysid
mysids
mysophiles
mysophobe

Literary usage of Myrtle spurge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1818)
"Spurge Gulph of Glaucus. Aleppo Spurge . . . Sickle-leaved Spurge . Broad-leaved Eyebright Soft-leaved Spurge . . myrtle spurge . . . Wood Spurge . ..."

2. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"... mostly near the coast. Also in southern Ind.—Pennsylvania: BUCKS, Turkey Hill ; CRAWFORD. 9. Euphorbia Lathyris L- CAPER OR myrtle spurge. (Man. p. ..."

3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"Also in southern Indiana. An emetic. May-Oct. 21. Euphorbia Lathyris L. Caper or myrtle spurge. (Fig. 2327.) Euphorbia Lathyris L. Sp. Pl. 457. 1753. ..."

4. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Euphorbia lathyris L. Caper spurge; myrtle spurge; Mole-plant Herbaceous annual Wooded banks, cultivated fields and waste ground. [I] ffl ffl . ..."

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