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dogbane

[dawg-beyn, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌbeɪn, ˈdɒg-/
noun
1.
any of several plants of the genus Apocynum, especially A. androsaemifolium, yielding an acrid milky juice and having an intensely bitter root.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; dog + bane
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dogbane

/ˈdɒɡˌbeɪn/
noun
1.
any of several North American apocynaceous plants of the genus Apocynum, esp A. androsaemifolium, having bell-shaped white or pink flowers: thought to be poisonous to dogs
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