Allegheny spurge

noun

Al·​le·​ghe·​ny spurge ˈa-lə-ˌgā-nē- How to pronounce Allegheny spurge (audio)
also
-ˌge-nē- How to pronounce Allegheny spurge (audio)
: a low herb or subshrub (Pachysandra procumbens) of the box family widely grown as a ground cover

Examples of Allegheny spurge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lovers of native flowers may already be familiar with some of the selections, including various trillium species, Virginia bluebell, wild ginger, cardinal flower, lobelia, bloodroot, blue and black cohosh, blazing star and Allegheny spurge. Chris M. Worrell, cleveland, 13 Jan. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Allegheny Mountains, U.S.

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Allegheny spurge was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Allegheny spurge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Allegheny%20spurge. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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