from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of dicotyledonous gamopetalous shrubs of the order Apocynaceæ and the tribe Echitideæ, and type of the subtribe Nerieæ, known by its erect follicles.
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- noun one species: oleander
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Among thefe, the principal were the Jpartium, or Spanifh broom, the nerium oleander in a few favoured fpots,
From Venicafe we afcended between the mountains, on which I obferved rofemary, thyme, lavender, the palmito, juniper, and algarrobo, with the beautiful nerium olean - der in abundance.
Ccrtum quippe reor, 7r - nerium, five Warnerium floruifl "e, ac Leges interpretatum fuifl" e Bononiae tum vivente Mathildi Comitifsa, tum multis poft ejus mortem annis.
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In the open part of this garden are a great number of _bignonia-catalpa_ trees, which were then in flower, resembling horse-chesnut flowers at a distance, but much larger and more beautiful; and many _nerium oleander_ trees, in wooden chests; several of these trees are about eight feet high and the trunk a foot in diameter; they were then full of flowers of all the sorts, single and double, red and white; these are placed in the green-house in the winter.