spurry

spurry

[spur-ee, spuhr-ee]
noun, plural spurries.
1.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Spergula, of the pink family, especially S. arvensis, having white flowers and numerous linear leaves.
2.
any of various allied or similar plants.

Origin:
1570–80; spur1 + -y1

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spurrey or spurry (ˈspʌrɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
any of several low-growing caryophyllaceous plants of the European genus Spergula, esp S. arvensis, having whorled leaves and small white flowers
 
[C16: from Dutch spurrie, perhaps from Medieval Latin spergula; related to German Spergel]
 
spurry or spurry
 
n
 
[C16: from Dutch spurrie, perhaps from Medieval Latin spergula; related to German Spergel]

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