Definition of Caper spurge

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

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



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caper Spurge

capeline
capeline bandage
capelines
capelins
capellane
capellet
capellets
capelli d'angelo
capellini
capels
caper
caper-cutting
caper cutting
caper family
caper sauce
caper spurge (current term)
caper tree
caperberries
caperberry
capercaillie
capercaillies
capercailzie
capercailzies
capered
caperer
caperers
capering
caperingly
caperings
capers

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 ..."

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