Definition of Spurge laurel

1. Noun. Bushy Eurasian shrub with glossy leathery oblong leaves and yellow-green flowers.

Exact synonyms: Daphne Laureola, Wood Laurel
Generic synonyms: Daphne



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spurge Laurel

spur gear
spur of the moment
spur on
spur track
spur wheel
spurdog
spurdogs
spurfowl
spurfowls
spurgall
spurgalled
spurgalling
spurgalls
spurge
spurge family
spurge laurel (current term)
spurge nettle
spurges
spurgewort
spurgeworts
spuria
spuriae
spurion
spurionic
spurions
spuriosities
spuriosity
spurious
spurious ankylosis
spurious cast

Literary usage of Spurge laurel

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1. The Gardeners Dictionaryby Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Spurge- laurel of Creti, with an Olive-leaf hairy underneath. ... ern Spurge-olive, with the common Spurge - laurel - leaves, and white Flowers growing in ..."

2. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"spurge laurel. COPSES, ,v. The moveable rails attached to the side of a cart or wagon, by which the width may be extended. ..."

3. The British Flora Medica: A History of the Medicinal Plants of Great Britain by Benjamin Herbert Barton, Thomas Castle (1877)
"Some have thought the Spurge-laurel to be ... The Spurge-laurel flowers, leaves, bark, and fruit, especially the two latter, are nauseous and very acrid, ..."

4. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1854)
"Flowers lateral, 4. Laureola L. * Britain f. 1183. 1309 The Laureola Daphne, or spurge laurel. ... 1310 The Pontic Daphne, or twin-flowered spurge laurel. ..."

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