Origin of euphorbiaMiddle English euforbia ; from Classical Latin euphorbea, said to be named after Euphorbus, physician of 1st circa , who used it medically
Origin of euphorbiaMiddle English euforbia, from Latin euphorbea, after Euphorbus, first-century AD Greek physician.
Named by Linnaeus c. 1753, after Ancient Greek [script?] (Euphorbus, “c. 12 BCE, Greek physican to Juba II of Numidia”)