What does oleander mean?

Definitions for oleanderˈoʊ liˌæn dər, ˌoʊ liˈæn-

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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(n.)

    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.

  2. Origin: [F. olandre (cf. It. oleandro, LL. lorandrum), prob. corrupted, under the influence of laurus laurel, fr. L. rhododendron, Gr. ; rose + tree.]


  1. oleander(Noun)

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

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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