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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Then, according to the paper: A few minutes later, officers noticed the boy hiding in the backyard, near an oleander bush, and chased him, [police spokesman Jay] Rivera said.
In Croatia, Victoria's Secret model Josephine Skriver echoed her environment, a bold brow and tousled brunette made vivid by way of a pop of pink oleander tucked behind one ear.
Q: Our oleander is healthy and blooming but starting to become leggy.
The bear was startled and hid in some nearby oleander bushes.
Behind us, Nestor’s palace is surrounded by flowering oleander trees and is covered with an impressive new metal roof, completed just in time for the site’s reopening to the public in June 2016 after a three-year, multimillion-euro restoration.
Bailey’s favorite spot is beneath a large oleander on the corner.
Within a short drive of the Pentagon, the CIA, and the rest of the national security state, one immaculate office park after another rises above the oleander, gleaming facades capped with muscular logos –
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OLEANDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oleander for English Language Learners
: a bush with long, narrow leaves and white, pink, or yellow flowers
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