- 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
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Historical Examples of dogbane
Cream′-fruit, the fruit of a creeping West African plant of the dogbane family, yielding a cream-like juice; Cream′iness.
Vinca, ving′ka, n. a genus of woody herbaceous plants of the dogbane family, the periwinkles.
Allied to the milkweed is another plant, the dogbane (Apocynum), which has a similar trick of entrapping its insect friends.My Studio Neighbors
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- 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