dogbane

[ dawg-beyn, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌbeɪn, ˈdɒg- /
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noun

any of several plants of the genus Apocynum, especially A. androsaemifolium, yielding an acrid milky juice and having an intensely bitter root.

Nearby words

  1. dog-roll,
  2. dog-sitter,
  3. dog-tired,
  4. dog-walker,
  5. dog-whistle,
  6. dogbane family,
  7. dogberry,
  8. dogcart,
  9. dogcatcher,
  10. dogdom

Origin of dogbane

First recorded in 1590–1600; dog + bane

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British Dictionary definitions for dogbane

dogbane

/ (ˈdɒɡˌbeɪn) /

noun

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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