sheep laurel

noun

: a dwarf shrub (Kalmia angustifolia) of the heath family that is native to northeastern North America and is poisonous to livestock and that resembles mountain laurel but has narrower leaves and smaller bright red flowers

called also lambkill

Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sheep laurel was in 1810

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“Sheep laurel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheep%20laurel. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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