Jewbush
Jewbush Jew"bush`, n. (Bot.) A euphorbiaceous shrub of the genus {Pedilanthus} ({Pedilanthus tithymaloides}), found in the West Indies, and possessing powerful emetic and drastic qualities. [1913 Webster]

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  • Jewbush — noun low tropical American shrub having powerful emetic properties • Syn: ↑Jew bush, ↑Jew bush, ↑redbird cactus, ↑redbird flower, ↑Pedilanthus tithymaloides • Hypernyms: ↑slipper spurge, ↑slipper plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pedilanthus tithymaloides — Jewbush Jew bush , n. (Bot.) A euphorbiaceous shrub of the genus {Pedilanthus} ({Pedilanthus tithymaloides}), found in the West Indies, and possessing powerful emetic and drastic qualities. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redbird cactus — noun low tropical American shrub having powerful emetic properties • Syn: ↑Jewbush, ↑Jew bush, ↑Jew bush, ↑redbird flower, ↑Pedilanthus tithymaloides • Hypernyms: ↑slipper spurge, ↑slipper plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Euphorbia tithymaloides — Christmas Candle, Devil s Backbone, Redbird Cactus, et al. Green leaf var. of Euphorbia tithymaloides Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Jew bush — noun low tropical American shrub having powerful emetic properties • Syn: ↑Jewbush, ↑Jew bush, ↑redbird cactus, ↑redbird flower, ↑Pedilanthus tithymaloides • Hypernyms: ↑slipper spurge, ↑slipper plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jew-bush — noun low tropical American shrub having powerful emetic properties • Syn: ↑Jewbush, ↑Jew bush, ↑redbird cactus, ↑redbird flower, ↑Pedilanthus tithymaloides • Hypernyms: ↑slipper spurge, ↑slipper plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pedilanthus tithymaloides — noun low tropical American shrub having powerful emetic properties • Syn: ↑Jewbush, ↑Jew bush, ↑Jew bush, ↑redbird cactus, ↑redbird flower • Hypernyms: ↑slipper spurge, ↑slipper plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • redbird flower — noun low tropical American shrub having powerful emetic properties • Syn: ↑Jewbush, ↑Jew bush, ↑Jew bush, ↑redbird cactus, ↑Pedilanthus tithymaloides • Hypernyms: ↑slipper spurge, ↑slipper plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • slipper plant — noun any of several tropical American shrubby succulent plants resembling cacti but having foot shaped bracts • Syn: ↑slipper spurge • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Hyponyms: ↑candelilla, ↑Pedilanthus bracteatus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • slipper spurge — noun any of several tropical American shrubby succulent plants resembling cacti but having foot shaped bracts • Syn: ↑slipper plant • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Hyponyms: ↑candelilla, ↑Pedilanthus bracteatus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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