Definition of Spurry

1. n. An annual herb (Spergula arvensis) with whorled filiform leaves, sometimes grown in Europe for fodder.



Definition of Spurry

1. Noun. Any of several European annual herbs of the genus ''Spergula'' ¹

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Definition of Spurry

1. a European weed [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Spurry

1. An annual herb (Spergula arvensis) with whorled filiform leaves, sometimes grown in Europe for fodder. Sand spurry, any low herb of the genus Lepigonum, mostly found in sandy places. Alternative forms: spurrey Origin: D. Or OF. Spurrie; cf. G. Spergel, NL. Spergula. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spurry

spurnwater
spurnwaters
spurred
spurred gentian
spurrer
spurrers
spurrey
spurreys
spurrier
spurriers
spurries
spurring
spurrings
spurrite
spurrites
spurry (current term)
spurs
spurs of the moment
spurted
spurter
spurters
spurting
spurtle
spurtled
spurtles
spurtling
spurts
spurway
spurways

Literary usage of Spurry

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1. The United States: A Graphic History by Louis Morton Hacker, Rudolf Modley, George Rogers Taylor (1891)
"... while in the spring Spergula arvensis (spurry) takes possession of the moister grounds in the coast ranges, as well as in the Great Valley. ..."

2. Lectures to Farmers on Agricultural Chemistry by Alexander Petzholdt (1846)
"Even if this be the case, the spurry will stilt grow up, but the dog's-tooth grass will , soon choke it spurry may be sown from the middle of May to the ..."

3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1865)
"spurry is an annual plant extensively cultivated in Germany and in France as a ... Hence, spurry is largely grown in Belgium, Germany, aud Denmark as a ..."

4. Lectures on the Applications of Chemistry and Geology to Agriculture by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"... or upon which any real confidence can be placed. § 23. Of the composition of the green stems of peas, vetches, clover, spurry, and buck-wheat. ..."

5. Tariff Handbook by Committee on Ways and Means, United States, United States Dept. of the Treasury, Congress (1913)
"27578) we had occasion to pass on common spurry. The record in that case and the testimony in this case satisfy us Hint, for duty purposes, the seed of the ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"spurry is cultivated considerably by dairy farmers, especially on sandy soils, ... The common spurry occurs throughout this country and is sometimes ..."

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