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euphorbia
  • n  type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice
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euphorbia amygdaloides
  • n  European perennial herb with greenish yellow terminal flower clusters
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euphorbia antisyphilitica
  • n  wax-coated shrub of northern Mexico and southwestern United States
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euphorbia caput-medusae
  • n  African dwarf succulent perennial shrub with numerous slender drooping branches
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euphorbia corollata
  • n  common perennial United States spurge having showy white petallike bracts
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euphorbia cyathophora
  • n  poinsettia of United States and eastern Mexico; often confused with Euphorbia heterophylla
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euphorbia cyparissias
  • n  Old World perennial having foliage resembling cypress; naturalized as a weed in the United States
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euphorbia dentata
  • n  an annual weed of northeastern North America with dentate leaves
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euphorbia esula
  • n  tall European perennial naturalized and troublesome as a weed in eastern North America
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euphorbia exigua
  • n  European erect or depressed annual weedy spurge adventive in northeastern United States
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euphorbia fulgens
  • n  Mexican shrub often cultivated for its scarlet-bracted flowers
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euphorbia helioscopia
  • n  not unattractive European weed whose flowers turn toward the sun
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euphorbia heterophylla
  • n  showy poinsettia found from the southern United States to Peru
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euphorbia hirsuta
  • n  much-branched hirsute weed native to northeastern North America
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euphorbia ingens
  • n  small tree of dry open parts of southern Africa having erect angled branches suggesting candelabra
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euphorbia lathyris
  • n  poisonous Old World spurge; adventive in America; seeds yield a purgative oil
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euphorbia litchi
  • n  tree of southeastern Asia to Australia grown primarily for its sweet edible fruit resembling litchi nuts; sometimes placed in genera Euphorbia or Nephelium
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euphorbia marginata
  • n  annual spurge of western United States having showy white-bracted flower clusters and very poisonous milk
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euphorbia medusae
  • n  African dwarf succulent perennial shrub with numerous slender drooping branches
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