staggerbush

noun
stag·​ger·​bush | \ ˈsta-gər-ˌbu̇sh How to pronounce staggerbush (audio) \

Definition of staggerbush

: a shrubby heath (Lyonia mariana) of the eastern U.S. that is poisonous to livestock also : a congeneric heath

First Known Use of staggerbush

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Staggerbush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staggerbush. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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