devil's milk

noun

Definition of devil's milk

1 : any of several plants having acrid milky juice (such as the spurges Euphorbia peplus and E. helioscopia or the celandine)
2 : the juice of a devil's milk plant usually having reputed curative power (as on warts) or other remarkable attributes in folklore

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History and Etymology for devil's milk

translation of German teufelsmilch or Dutch duivelsmelk

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“Devil's milk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devil%27s%20milk. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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