Spurrey, or Spergula, L. a genus of plants comprising five species; three being natives of Britain. The principal of these is the arvensis, or Corn Spurrey, which grows in corn-fields, and sandy situations; flowers from July to September. This vegetable is eaten by horses, sheep, goats, and hogs; but is, according to Withering, refused by cows. Bechstein, FUnke, and other naturalists, however, inform us that the corn-spurrey is not only devoured with avidity by all cattle, but is also conducive to their health, while it remarkably tends to increase the milk of cow, 2nd to fatten sheep. Hence this weed is industriously cultivated in Flanders; because it is so far superior to other pasture-grasses, that it continues green till a late period of autumn, and often throughout the winter. Its seeds are eagerly swallowed by poultry, and afford on expression a good lamp-oil: nay, the flour obtained from them, when mixed with that of wheat or rye, produces wholesome breed; for which purpose, it is often used in Norway and Gothland.