euphorbia [yoo-fawr-bee-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- any plant of the genus Euphorbia, comprising the spurges.
Origin of euphorbia 1350–1400; Middle English euforbia for Latin euphorbea, an African plant named after Euphorbos, a Greek physician Examples from the Web for euphorbia Contemporary Examples of euphorbia
And just below us, somewhere among the candelabra and euphorbia trees, were a handful of Diceros bicornis: the black rhino.
February 18, 2014
Historical Examples of euphorbia
Engelmann cites it in Triticum repens, Roëper in Euphorbia palustris.
Maxwell T. Masters
The milk-post of the pandal is made of milk-hedge (Euphorbia Tirucalli).
At the same elevation Euphorbia pentagona makes its appearance.
There are caterpillars which eat the leaves of the Euphorbia, or spurge, for instance.
I noticed that it had been poisoned—poisoned by euphorbia juice.
British Dictionary definitions for euphorbia euphorbia noun
- any plant of the genus Euphorbia, such as the spurges and poinsettia: family Euphorbiaceae
Word Origin for euphorbia C14 euforbia: from Latin euphorbea African plant named after Euphorbus, first-century ad Greek physician