spurrey

noun
spur·​rey | \ ˈspər-ē How to pronounce spurrey (audio) , ˈspə-rē \
variants: or spurry
plural spurreys or spurries

Definition of spurrey

: 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

First Known Use of spurrey

1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spurrey

Dutch spurrie, from Medieval Latin spergula

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“Spurrey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spurrey. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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