poison bush

noun

: 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 15 Jun. 2024.

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