dogbane

[dawg-beyn, dog-]
noun
  1. any of several plants of the genus Apocynum, especially A. androsaemifolium, yielding an acrid milky juice and having an intensely bitter root.

Origin of dogbane

First recorded in 1590–1600; dog + bane
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dogbane

noun
  1. any of several North American apocynaceous plants of the genus Apocynum, esp A. androsaemifolium, having bell-shaped white or pink flowers: thought to be poisonous to dogs
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