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 exp&umacron;rg&amacron;re; 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)