sheep laurel


noun

a low North American shrub, Kalmia angustifolia, of the heath family, having oblong leaves poisonous to grazing animals.

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Also called dwarf laurel, lambkill.

Origin of sheep laurel

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Example sentences from the Web for dwarf laurel

  • 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