oleander

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

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 and Etymology of oleander

Medieval Latin, alteration of arodandrum, lorandrum, perhaps alteration of Latin rhododendron — more at rhododendron


OLEANDER Defined for English Language Learners

oleander

noun

Definition of oleander for English Language Learners

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


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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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