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  • n. Plural form of oleander.


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  • The Melanesians have, I think, twenty-nine flower gardens, and they bring the flowers, of flowers, and the oleanders are a sight!

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • Perhaps some of the most striking natural features of the property are a 500-year-old towering plane tree, which rests between the main building and the Queen's pavilion, and the colorful bushels of bamboo, azaleas, hydrangeas, oleanders, rhododendrons and camellias landscaped in elaborate patterns and designs throughout.

    Maria Russo: Glamour, Gardens and George Clooney in Lake Como

  • “What beautiful flowers,” Kit chirped as Datura fussed with a vase of bright red oleanders on the end table.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • Many of those places simply didn't exist anymore -- it had been a long while since the days when Hurston would set off in her houseboat of a car and bid a "hasty goodbye to Eatonville's oaks and oleanders."

    Following the dust tracks: Touring Florida through the eyes of Zora Neale Hurston

  • Occasional oleanders appear on the roadside in explosions of red, white and fuchsia.

    Enjoy the Ride

  • And some plants are toxic to goats including ornamentals such as azaleas, oleanders and rhododendrons.

    Free-Range Landscaping

  • Named after the Arabic word for the oleanders that had been planted along its avenues, in a futile attempt to soften the ferocity of the desert sun, Habbaniya may have been dull, but its conveniences made the harsh desert conditions tolerable.


  • The yard beyond our villa was lush with cyprus, yellow oleanders and lemon trees that produced fruit as large as grape-fruits.

    Promise Me

  • The air was cool and moist and filled with the sweet scent of the Capri oleanders.

    Promise Me

  • I heard chanting, sudden grunting, shouts and mutters, and then creeping toward the pool, peeking past the monkeypod and through the oleanders that hid the fence, I saw the torchlight, the gleaming bodies -- Hawaiian men in loincloths and Hawaiian women in ti-leaf skirts slapping fat calabash gourds they called _ipo_.



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