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oleander

noun ole·an·der \ˈō-lē-ˌan-dər, ˌō-lē-ˈ\

: a bush with long, narrow leaves and white, pink, or yellow flowers

Full Definition of OLEANDER

:  a poisonous evergreen shrub (Nerium oleander) of the dogbane family with clusters of fragrant white to red flowers
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Origin of OLEANDER

Medieval Latin, alteration of arodandrum, lorandrum, perhaps alteration of Latin rhododendron — more at rhododendron
First Known Use: 1545
Medical Dictionary

oleander

noun ole·an·der \ˈō-lē-ˌan-dər, ˌō-lē-ˈ\

Medical Definition of OLEANDER

:  a poisonous evergreen shrub (Nerium oleander) of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae) with fragrant white to red flowers that contains oleandrin and was formerly used in medicine

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