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 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.]

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  • 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 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • turkey bush — /ˈtɜki bʊʃ / (say terkee boosh) noun any of various shrubs having fruits eaten by the bustard, or plain turkey, as the Ellangowan poison bush …   Australian English dictionary

  • Myoporum deserti — 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

  • Trema cannabina — 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

  • Eremophila deserti — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots …   Wikipedia

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