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oleander n : 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 [syn: rose bay, Nerium oleander]

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Pronunciation

  • /ˌəʊlɪˈændə/

Noun

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

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