staggerbush
noun Date: 1847 a shrubby heath (Lyonia mariana) of the eastern United States that is poisonous to livestock; also a congeneric heath

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  • Staggerbush — Stag ger*bush ( b[usd]sh ), n. (Bot.) An American shrub ({Andromeda Mariana}) having clusters of nodding white flowers. It grows in low, sandy places, and is said to poison lambs and calves. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • staggerbush — ☆ staggerbush [stag′ərboosh΄ ] n. an E North American shrub (Lyonia mariana) of the heath family, with white or pinkish flowers, poisonous to livestock * * * stag·ger·bush (stăgʹər bo͝osh ) n. A deciduous shrub (Lyonia mariana) of the eastern… …   Universalium

  • staggerbush — ☆ staggerbush [stag′ərboosh΄ ] n. an E North American shrub (Lyonia mariana) of the heath family, with white or pinkish flowers, poisonous to livestock …   English World dictionary

  • staggerbush — rūdėtoji lionija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Lyonia ferruginea), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lyonia ferruginea angl. dragonwood; rusty lyonia; staggerbush šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • staggerbush — noun deciduous shrub of coastal plain of the eastern United States having nodding pinkish white flowers; poisonous to stock • Syn: ↑stagger bush, ↑Lyonia mariana • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Lyonia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Andromeda Mariana — Staggerbush Stag ger*bush ( b[usd]sh ), n. (Bot.) An American shrub ({Andromeda Mariana}) having clusters of nodding white flowers. It grows in low, sandy places, and is said to poison lambs and calves. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lyonia — ▪ plant genus       genus of about 35 species of shrubs, of the heath family (Ericaceae), notable for its attractive white or pinkish flowers and dense foliage. All occur in North America, the Caribbean, and Asia. The leaves are alternate, have… …   Universalium

  • Lyonia mariana — ID 50576 Symbol Key LYMA2 Common Name piedmont staggerbush Family Ericaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OK, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Lyonia truncata var. proctorii — ID 50585 Symbol Key LYTRP Common Name Proctor s staggerbush Family Ericaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution PR Growth Habit Shrub Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Princess Ōku — Born February 12, 661(661 02 12) Ōku, Japan Died January 29, 702(702 01 29) (aged 40) Title Saiō of Ise (673 6 …   Wikipedia

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