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sheep laurel

a low North American shrub, Kalmia angustifolia, of the heath family, having oblong leaves poisonous to grazing animals.
Also called dwarf laurel, lambkill.
Origin of sheep laurel
1800-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Here and there on the mountain side and along the highroad he noticed the massed pink and white clusters of the sheep laurel.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller

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