spur·​rey ˈspər-ē How to pronounce spurrey (audio)
variants or spurry
plural spurreys or spurries
: 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

Word History


Dutch spurrie, from Medieval Latin spergula

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spurrey was in 1577

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Cite this Entry

“Spurrey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spurrey. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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