a low North American shrub, Kalmia angustifolia, of the heath family, having oblong leaves poisonous to grazing animals.
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Origin of sheep laurel
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Also called dwarf laurel, lambkill.
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In this region the rhododendron is called laurel and the laurel (the sheep-laurel of New England) is called ivy.On Horseback|Charles Dudley Warner