sheep laurel

sheep laurel

noun
a low North American shrub, Kalmia angustifolia, of the heath family, having oblong leaves poisonous to grazing animals.
Also called dwarf laurel, lambkill.


Origin:
1800–10, Americanism

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sheep laurel

noun
North American dwarf shrub resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowers; poisonous to young stock 
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