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 for Euphorbia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Euphorbia \Eu*phor"bi*a\, n. [NL., fr. L. euphorbea. See
     Euphorrium.] (Bot.)
     Spurge, or bastard spurge, a genus of plants of many species,
     mostly shrubby, herbaceous succulents, affording an acrid,
     milky juice. Some of them are armed with thorns. Most of them
     yield powerful emetic and cathartic products. Euphorbiaceous

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of
           diverse plants all having milky juice [syn: Euphorbia,
           genus Euphorbia]

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