sheep laurel

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

Origin of sheep laurel

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Also called dwarf laurel, lambkill.
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Examples from the Web for dwarf laurel

Historical Examples of 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