lambkill


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Related to lambkill: highbush blueberry, rhodora

lamb·kill

 (lăm′kĭl′)
[From its poisonous effect on sheep.]

lambkill

(ˈlæmˌkɪl)
n
(Plants) US a N American dwarf shrub, Kalmia angustifolia, of the heather family, with small reddish pink flowers

sheep′ lau`rel


n.
a North American low shrub, Kalmia angustifolia, that is poisonous to grazing animals.
[1800–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lambkill - North American dwarf shrub resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowerslambkill - North American dwarf shrub resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowers; poisonous to young stock
kalmia - any plant of the genus Kalmia
References in classic literature ?
Botany cannot go farther than tell me the names of the shrubs which grow there--the high blueberry, panicled andromeda, lambkill, azalea, and rhodora--all standing in the quaking sphagnum.