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o·le·an·der

 (ō′lē-ăn′dər, ō′lē-ăn′dər)
n.
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.]

oleander

(ˌəʊlɪˈændə)
n
(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]

o•le•an•der

(ˈoʊ liˌæn dər, ˌoʊ liˈæn-)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
genus Nerium, Nerium - one species: oleander
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
Translations

oleander

[ˌəʊlɪˈændəʳ] Nadelfa f

oleander

[ˌəʊliˈændər] nlaurier m roseO-level [ˈəʊlɛvəl] n (in England and Wales, formerly)brevet m des collèges

oleander

nOleander m

oleander

[ˌəʊlɪˈændəʳ] noleandro
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Tell him I saw him and Miss Ashburton beneath the pink oleander.
They had not gone a quarter of a league when at the meeting of two paths they saw coming towards them some six shepherds dressed in black sheepskins and with their heads crowned with garlands of cypress and bitter oleander.
I shall never forget the last glimpse which I had of the inn yard and its crowd of picturesque figures,all crossing themselves, as they stood round the wide archway, with its background of rich foliage of oleander and orange trees in green tubs clustered in the centre of the yard.
Cold from its source the stream meanders Darkly down through the oleanders, All night long in dream I lie, Ah me
She and Felix have something pleasanter to talk about, out under the oaks, or back in the shadow of the oleanders.
And as the evening drew near, we clambered down the mountain, through groves of the Biblical oaks of Bashan, (for we were just stepping over the border and entering the long-sought Holy Land,) and at its extreme foot, toward the wide valley, we entered this little execrable village of Banias and camped in a great grove of olive trees near a torrent of sparkling water whose banks are arrayed in fig-trees, pomegranates and oleanders in full leaf.
From the garden behind the house--such a garden, Bunny-- oleanders and mimosa, myrtles, rosemarys and red tangles of fiery, untamed flowers--in a corner of this garden was the top of a subterranean stair down to the sea; at least there were nearly two hundred steps tunnelled through the solid rock; then an iron gate, and another eighty steps in the open air; and last of all a cave fit for pirates, a-penny-plain-and-two-pence- colored.
Tenders are invited for Supply of nerium oleander for plantation in different parks at nursery sector-9
oleander is an ornamental plant and can cause cardiovascular disorders due to the presence of cardiac glycosides in 45 different species of this plant, which are toxic to human and animals (MARTINEZ et al.
Deliberate ingestion of oleander seeds--Common oleander (Nerium oleander) and Yellow oleander (Thevetia peruviana)--is a popular method of self-harm in South Asia (1).
8DA followed YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Plateau 9 One-up 10 Twins 11 Flatter 12 Pig 13 Agitator 16 Tropical 17 Etc 19 Basmati 21 Congo 22 Thyme 23 Gunnera DOWN: 1 Epitaph 2 Malinger 3 Sees 4 Not at all 5 Next 6 Spare 8 Unflinching 13 Alphabet 14 Oleander 15 Acrobat 18 Abate 20 Styx 21 Cent QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Soft-centred 8 Peg 9 Yap 11 Earlier 12 Theme 13 Ate 14 Set 15 Blanket 17 Hid 19 Ally 21 Undo 23 Edge 25 Fade 27 Gas 29 Warlock 31 Tab 34 Ace 36 Climb 37 Immoral 38 Her 39 Ill 40 Cottage loaf DOWN: 1 Seat 2 Ogre 3 Twirled 4 Errand 5 Title 6 Eyes 7 Dame 8 Peach 10 Petty 16 Tag 18 Dud 20 Leg 22 New 24 Decimal 25 Fetch 26 Flying 28 Smell 30 Abbot 32 Alec 33 Biro 34 Aria 35 Calf
3%) followed by oleander (50%), Gloriosa (50%), and Datura (16%).