dog-bane family

dogbane family

noun
the plant family Apocynaceae, characterized by shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants having milky and often poisonous juice, simple opposite leaves, often showy flowers, and fruit usually in dry pods, and including the dogbane, oleander, periwinkle, and plumeria.
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dogbane family

noun
chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs [syn: Apocynaceae
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