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

Wiktionary

  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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  1. Nerium

    Nerium oleander is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the dogbane family Apocynaceae, potentially toxic in all its parts. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium. It is most commonly known as oleander, from its superficial resemblance to the unrelated olive Olea. It is so widely cultivated that no precise region of origin has been identified, though southwest Asia has been suggested. The ancient city of Volubilis in Morocco may have taken its name from the Berber name oualilt for the flower. Oleander is one of the most poisonous of commonly grown garden plants.

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