a small widely distributed plant of the pink family, with pink or white flowers.
Genera Spergula and Spergularia, family Caryophyllaceae: several species, in particular corn spurrey (Spergula arvensis), a spindly weed of cornfields, and sand spurrey (Spergularia rubra), of sandy and gravelly soils
late 16th century: from Dutch spurrie; probably related to medieval Latin spergula
spurrey in other Oxford dictionaries
Definition of spurrey in the US English dictionary