calfkill
Lambkill Lamb"kill`, n. (Bot.) A small American ericaceous shrub ({Kalmia angustifolia}), resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowers; -- called also {calfkill}, {sheepkill}, {sheep laurel}, etc. It is supposed to poison young sheep and other animals that eat it at times when the snow is deep and they cannot find other food.

Syn: sheep laurel, pig laurel, {Kalmia angustifolia}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • calfkill — calf·kill …   English syllables

  • calfkill — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌkil noun ( s) 1. : any of several plants whose foliage is poisonous to cattle: as a. : mountain laurel b. : sheep laurel c …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kalmia angustifolia — Lambkill Lamb kill , n. (Bot.) A small American ericaceous shrub ({Kalmia angustifolia}), resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowers; called also {calfkill}, {sheepkill}, {sheep laurel}, etc. It is supposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kalmia angustifolia — Lambkill Lamb kill , n. (Bot.) A small American ericaceous shrub ({Kalmia angustifolia}), resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowers; called also {calfkill}, {sheepkill}, {sheep laurel}, etc. It is supposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lambkill — Lamb kill , n. (Bot.) A small American ericaceous shrub ({Kalmia angustifolia}), resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowers; called also {calfkill}, {sheepkill}, {sheep laurel}, etc. It is supposed to poison young …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheep laurel — Lambkill Lamb kill , n. (Bot.) A small American ericaceous shrub ({Kalmia angustifolia}), resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowers; called also {calfkill}, {sheepkill}, {sheep laurel}, etc. It is supposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheepkill — Lambkill Lamb kill , n. (Bot.) A small American ericaceous shrub ({Kalmia angustifolia}), resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowers; called also {calfkill}, {sheepkill}, {sheep laurel}, etc. It is supposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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