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- n. One of several alkaloids found in the leaves of the oleander.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of several alkaloids found in the leaves of the oleander (Nerium oleander).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alkaloid, the poisonous principle of the oleander.
The poisonous properties of the plant reside in two alkaloids isolated by Lukowsky from the leaves: _oleandrine_, extremely toxic and _pseudo-curarine_, as its name indicates, resembling curare in its action.