Nerium

noun
Ne·​ri·​um | \ ˈnirēəm \

Definition of Nerium

: a small genus of tropical Old World shrubs (family Apocynaceae) having coriaceous verticillate leaves and large red or white fragrant flowers — see oleander

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History and Etymology for Nerium

New Latin, from Latin, oleander, from Greek nērion

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“Nerium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nerium. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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