lambkill
noun Date: 1790 sheep laurel

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  • 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

  • lambkill — ☆ lambkill [lam′kil΄] n. SHEEP LAUREL …   English World dictionary

  • lambkill — /lam kil /, n. See sheep laurel. [1805 15, Amer.; LAMB + KILL1; so called because poisonous to sheep] * * * ▪ shrub also called  Dwarf Laurel, Sheep Laurel, or Wicky         (species Kalmia angustifolia), an open upright woody shrub of the heath… …   Universalium

  • lambkill — siauralapis grėsvis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Kalmia angustifolia), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Kalmia angustifolia angl. dwarf laurel; lambkill; pig… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lambkill — noun Kalmia angustifolia, a toxic plant with small, deep pink flowers …   Wiktionary

  • lambkill — lamb•kill [[t]ˈlæmˌkɪl[/t]] n. pln sheep laurel • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • lambkill — noun North American dwarf shrub resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowers; poisonous to young stock • Syn: ↑sheep laurel, ↑pig laurel, ↑Kalmia angustifolia • Hypernyms: ↑kalmia …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   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

  • 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

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