Definition of Caper spurge
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 Caper spurge
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1. The Medico-chirurgical Review (1825)
"... or caper spurge. We drew the attention of our brethren last quarter to this new purgative, which seems to combine all the good qualities of the oil of ..."
2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"... caper spurge, an extremely acrid fixed oil, obtained by expression, or by the aid of alcohol or ether, from the seeds of the caper spurge (Euphorbia ..."