spurge laurel

noun

Definition of spurge laurel

: a low-growing Eurasian shrub (Daphne laureola) with oblong evergreen leaves and axillary racemes of yellowish flowers

First Known Use of spurge laurel

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Spurge laurel.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spurge%20laurel. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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