Spergula

noun Sper·gu·la \ˈspərgyələ\

Definition of Spergula

  1. :  a small genus of Old World annual herbs (family Caryophyllaceae) having subulate fascicled leaves, terminal cymes of pentamerous small white flowers, and 5-valved capsules — see corn spurry

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Origin and Etymology of spergula

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, spurry, probably from spergere to scatter, strew (alteration of Latin spargere) + Latin -ula, diminutive suffix — more at spark


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