dogbane

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

noun

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

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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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