poison bush


Definition of poison bush

: any of several poisonous or unwholesome Australian plants:
a : a leguminous plant of Gastrolobium or the related genus Gompholobium with poisonous herbage
b : a poisonous desert shrub (Myoporum deserti)
c : poison pea especially : darling pea
d : a tree (Trema cannabina) that is injurious to livestock because of the large amount of fiber it contains

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“Poison bush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poison%20bush. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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