Poison bush
Poison bush Poison bush In Australia: (a) Any fabaceous shrub of the genus {Gastrolobium}, the herbage of which is poisonous to stock; also, any species of several related genera, as {Oxylobium}, {Gompholobium}, etc. (b) The plant {Myoporum deserti}, often distinguished as {Ellangowan poison bush} or {dogwood poison bush}. (c) The ulmaceous plant {Trema cannabina}, which, though not poisonous, is injurious to stock because of its large amount of fiber. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • poison bush — noun 1. either of two Australian plants of the genus Swainsona that are poisonous to sheep • Syn: ↑darling pea • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex • Hyponyms: ↑smooth darling pea, ↑Swainsona galegifolia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • poison bush — /ˈpɔɪzən bʊʃ/ (say poyzuhn boosh) noun any poisonous shrub; in Australia especially the genus Gastrolobium which has many species poisonous to stock …   Australian English dictionary

  • dogwood poison bush — Poison bush Poison bush In Australia: (a) Any fabaceous shrub of the genus {Gastrolobium}, the herbage of which is poisonous to stock; also, any species of several related genera, as {Oxylobium}, {Gompholobium}, etc. (b) The plant {Myoporum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ellangowan poison bush — Poison bush Poison bush In Australia: (a) Any fabaceous shrub of the genus {Gastrolobium}, the herbage of which is poisonous to stock; also, any species of several related genera, as {Oxylobium}, {Gompholobium}, etc. (b) The plant {Myoporum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heart-leaf poison bush — noun a woody perennial shrub, Gastrolobium grandiflorum, with several woody stems growing from a lignotuber, greyish green leaves tapered at the base, and pea shaped dark red to purplish flowers; native to arid parts of northern Australia from… …   Australian English dictionary

  • desert poison bush — noun → heart leaf poison bush …   Australian English dictionary

  • wallflower poison bush — noun WA → heart leaf poison bush …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ellangowan poison bush — /ɛlənˈgoʊən/ (say eluhn gohuhn) noun a shrub, Myoporum desertii, family Myoporaceae, of the drier parts of Australia, having small white flowers and succulent yellowish fruits, and having foliage known to have poisoned stock; turkey bush …   Australian English dictionary

  • poison pea — noun any of various Australian evergreen shrubs of the genus Gastrolobium having whorled compound leaves poisonous to livestock and showy yellow to deep reddish orange flowers followed by two seeded pods • Syn: ↑poison bush, ↑gastrolobium •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • poison oak — noun 1. dermatitis resulting from contact with a poison oak plant • Hypernyms: ↑Rhus dermatitis 2. climbing plant common in eastern and central United States with ternate leaves and greenish flowers followed by white berries; yields an irritating …   Useful english dictionary

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