Origin of spurgeMiddle English from Middle French espurge from espurger, to purge from Classical Latin expurgare: see expurgate
Origin of spurgeMiddle English from Old French espurge from espurgier to purge (from its use as a purgative) from Latin expūrgāre ; see expurgate .
(usually uncountable, plural spurges)
From Old French espurge.
(third-person singular simple present spurges, present participle spurging, simple past and past participle spurged)