milkbush

noun

Definition of milkbush

1 : an Australian shrub (Wrightia saligna) of the family Apocynaceae
2 : a southern African spurge (Euphorbia tirucalli) that resembles a cactus and has milky juice which is used locally to treat syphilis
3 West Indies : a shrub (Rauwolfia tetraphylla) with milky juice

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“Milkbush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milkbush. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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