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spurrey

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noun spur·rey \ˈspər-ē, ˈspə-rē\

Definition of spurrey

plural

spurreys

or

spurries

  1. :  a white-flowered European annual weedy herb (Spergula arvensis) of the pink family with whorled filiform leaves; also :  any of several related and similar herbs



Variants of spurrey

or

spurry

Origin and Etymology of spurrey

Dutch spurrie, from Medieval Latin spergula


First Known Use: 1577


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