sheep laurel


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sheep laurel

n.
An eastern North American evergreen shrub (Kalmia angustifolia) in the heath family, having rose-pink or crimson saucer-shaped flowers and poisonous leaves. Also called lambkill.
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sheep′ lau`rel


n.
a North American low shrub, Kalmia angustifolia, that is poisonous to grazing animals.
[1800–10, Amer.]
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Noun1.sheep laurel - North American dwarf shrub resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowerssheep laurel - 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
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