stag·​ger·​bush ˈsta-gər-ˌbu̇sh How to pronounce staggerbush (audio)
: a shrubby heath (Lyonia mariana) of the eastern U.S. that is poisonous to livestock
also : a congeneric heath

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of staggerbush was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Staggerbush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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