rose laurel
Oleander O`le*an"der, n. [F. ol['e]andre (cf. It. oleandro, LL. lorandrum), prob. corrupted, under the influence of laurus laurel, fr. L. rhododendron, Gr. ?; ? rose + ? tree.] (Bot.) A beautiful evergreen shrub ({Nerium oleander}) of the Dogbane family, having clusters of fragrant red, white, or pink flowers. It is a native of the East Indies, but the red variety has become common in the south of Europe. Called also {rosebay}, {rose laurel}, and {South-sea rose}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: Every part of the plant is dangerously poisonous, and death has occured from using its wood for skewers in cooking meat. [1913 Webster]


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  • Rose laurel — Laurel Lau rel, n. [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier, laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.] 1. (Bot.) An evergreen shrub, of the genus {Laurus} ({Laurus nobilis}), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rose-laurel — paprastasis oleandras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Stepukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Nerium oleander), paplitęs pietų Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Nerium oleander angl. common …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rose laurel — noun 1. : oleander 2. : big laurel * * * rose laurel noun Oleander • • • Main Entry: ↑rose …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laurel — Lau rel, n. [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier, laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.] 1. (Bot.) An evergreen shrub, of the genus {Laurus} ({Laurus nobilis}), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laurel — Lau rel, n. [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier, laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.] 1. (Bot.) An evergreen shrub, of the genus {Laurus} ({Laurus nobilis}), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laurel water — Laurel Lau rel, n. [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier, laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.] 1. (Bot.) An evergreen shrub, of the genus {Laurus} ({Laurus nobilis}), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rose bay — paprastasis oleandras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Stepukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Nerium oleander), paplitęs pietų Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Nerium oleander angl. common …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rose-bay — paprastasis oleandras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Stepukinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Nerium oleander), paplitęs pietų Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Nerium oleander angl. common …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Laurel Rose Willson — (alias Lauren Stratford oder auch Laura Grabowski) (* 18. August 1941 in Washington; † 8. April 2002) war eine amerikanische Sängerin, Klavierspielerin und Schriftstellerin. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Falsche Identität als Opfer satanischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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