sun spurge

/ˈsʌn spɜdʒ/ (say 'sun sperj)

noun
a small annual herb, Euphorbia helioscopia, with a flat inflorescence which is turned towards the sun, a common weed of Europe.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • devil's milk — noun 1. an Old World spurge introduced as a weed in the eastern United States • Syn: ↑petty spurge, ↑Euphorbia peplus • Hypernyms: ↑spurge • Member Holonyms: ↑Euphorbia, ↑genus Euphorbia …   Useful english dictionary

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