euphorbia

[yoo-fawr-bee-uh]
noun
any plant of the genus Euphorbia, comprising the spurges.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English euforbia for Latin euphorbea, an African plant named after Euphorbos, a Greek physician

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euphorbia (juːˈfɔːbɪə)
 
n
any plant of the genus Euphorbia, such as the spurges and poinsettia: family Euphorbiaceae
 
[C14 euforbia: from Latin euphorbea African plant named after Euphorbus, first-century ad Greek physician]

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