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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An eastern North American evergreen shrub (Kalmia angustifolia) having flowers with rose-pink or crimson bell-shaped corollas, and poisonous leaves. Also called lambkill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a poisonous shrub, Kalmia angustifolia, smaller than the mountain laurel, and with smaller and redder flowers.
  • n. a small North American shrub (Kalmia angustifolia) with deep rose-colored flowers in corymbs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lambkill, Kalmia angustifolia, an American shrub the leaves of which are reputed poisonous to animals. Also sheep-poison, calfkill, wicky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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