Definition of caper spurge in English:

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caper spurge


An ornamental European spurge which has become naturalized in North America. It has poisonous seeds, but the buds can be used as a substitute for capers.
  • Euphorbia lathyris, family Euphorbiaceae
Example sentences
  • As the whole plant is not shown, I cannot be sure, but it looks like caper spurge, Euphorbia lathyrus - a biennial about 3-4 ft tall.
  • E. lathyrus (caper spurge) is a glabrous, somewhat fleshy, grey-green perennial or biennial herb to 70 cm.
  • OK, so we have a terrible problem with moles - we never did get any caper spurge.
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