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euphorbia

[yoo-fawr-bee-uh] /yuˈfɔr bi ə/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Euphorbia, comprising the spurges.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English euforbia for Latin euphorbea, an African plant named after Euphorbos, a Greek physician
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  • But euphorbia reseeds in my own garden almost as readily and it doesn't seem to have moved into the wild yet either.
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euphorbia

/juːˈfɔːbɪə/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Euphorbia, such as the spurges and poinsettia: family Euphorbiaceae
Word Origin
C14 euforbia: from Latin euphorbea African plant named after Euphorbus, first-century ad Greek physician
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