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A poisonous Eurasian evergreen shrub (Nerium oleander) with narrow leathery leaves, widely cultivated for its showy fragrant white, rose, or purple flowers. Also called rosebay.
[Medieval Latin, probably alteration (influenced by Latin olea, olive) of Late Latin lorandrum, rhododendron, alteration (probably influenced by Latin laurea, lōrea, laurel, because of its similar-shaped leaves) of Late Latin rodandrum, from Latin rhododendron; see rhododendron.]
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(Plants) a poisonous evergreen Mediterranean apocynaceous shrub or tree, Nerium oleander, with fragrant white, pink, or purple flowers. Also called: rosebay
[C16: from Medieval Latin, variant of arodandrum, perhaps from Latin rhododendron]
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o•le•an•der(ˈoʊ liˌæn dər, ˌoʊ liˈæn-)
an ornamental, poisonous evergreen shrub, Nerium oleander, of the dogbane family, native to S Eurasia, having showy clusters of pink, red, or white flowers.
[1540–50; < Medieval Latin oleander, oliandrum, obscurely akin to Late Latin laurandrum]
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|Noun||1.||oleander - 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|
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
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oleander[ˌəʊlɪˈændəʳ] N → adelfa f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
oleander[ˌəʊliˈændər] n → laurier m roseO-level [ˈəʊlɛvəl] n (in England and Wales, formerly) → brevet m des collèges
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Oleander m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
oleander[ˌəʊlɪˈændəʳ] n → oleandro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995