dog's mercury

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dog's mercury

n.
A creeping, poisonous woodland plant (Mercurialis perennis) of Europe, having small greenish flowers.
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dog's mercury

n
(Plants) a hairy somewhat poisonous euphorbiaceous perennial, Mercurialis perennis, having broad lanceolate toothed leaves and small greenish male and female flowers, the males borne in catkins. It often carpets shady woodlands
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Noun1.dog's mercury - European perennial weedy plant with greenish flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Mercurialis, Mercurialis - a genus of slender herbs belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
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