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ˈoʊ liˌæn dər, ˌoʊ liˈæn-ole·an·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oleander, rose bay, Nerium oleandernoun

    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

GCIDE

  1. Oleandernoun

    A beautiful evergreen shrub (Nerium oleander) of the Dogbane family, having clusters of fragrant red, white, or pink flowers. It is a native of the East Indies, but the red variety has become common in the south of Europe. Called also rosebay, rose laurel, and South-sea rose.

Wiktionary

  1. oleandernoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Oleandernoun

    The plant rosebay.

    Etymology: oleandre, Fr.

Wikipedia

  1. Oleander

    Nerium oleander ( NEER-ee-əm), most commonly known as oleander or nerium, is a shrub or small tree cultivated worldwide in temperate and subtropical areas as an ornamental and landscaping plant. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium, belonging to subfamily Apocynoideae of the dogbane family Apocynaceae. It is so widely cultivated that no precise region of origin has been identified, though it is usually associated with the Mediterranean Basin. Nerium grows to 2–6 metres (7–20 feet) tall. It is most commonly grown in its natural shrub form, but can be trained into a small tree with a single trunk. It is tolerant to both drought and inundation, but not to prolonged frost. White, pink or red five-lobed flowers grow in clusters year-round, peaking during the summer. The fruit is a long narrow pair of follicles, which splits open at maturity to release numerous downy seeds. Nerium contains several toxic compounds, and it has historically been considered a poisonous plant. However, its bitterness renders it unpalatable to humans and most animals, so poisoning cases are rare and the general risk for human mortality is low. Ingestion of larger amounts may cause nausea, vomiting, excess salivation, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea and irregular heart rhythm. Prolonged contact with sap may cause skin irritation, eye inflammation and dermatitis.

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  1. oleander

    Oleander is a small evergreen tree or shrub that belongs to the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. It is known for its bright, fragrant flowers that come in various colors including white, pink, red, and yellow. Native to Mediterranean regions, the oleander is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. However, all parts of this plant are highly toxic if ingested, causing a range of symptoms from digestive problems to heart problems and even death. It's often grown as a hedge plant in warmer climates.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oleander

    ō-lē-an′dėr, n. an evergreen shrub with lance-shaped leathery leaves and beautiful red or white flowers, the Rose Bay or Rose Laurel. [Fr., a corr. of Low L. lorandrum. Cf. Rhododendron.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oleander in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oleander in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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