Definitions for oleanderˈoʊ liˌæn dər, ˌoʊ liˈæn-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•le•an•derˈoʊ liˌæn dər, ˌoʊ liˈæn-(n.)

  1. an ornamental, poisonous evergreen shrub, Nerium oleander, of the dogbane family, native to S Eurasia, having showy clusters of pink, red, or white flowers.

    Category: Plants

Origin of oleander:

1540–50; < ML oleander, oliandrum, obscurely akin to LL laurandrum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oleander, rose bay, Nerium oleander(noun)

    an ornamental but poisonous flowering shrub having narrow evergreen leaves and clusters of fragrant white to pink or red flowers: native to East Indies but widely cultivated in warm regions


  1. oleander(Noun)

    Nerium oleander, a notoriously poisonous shrub in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, but nonetheless widely grown as an ornamental.


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