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sheep laurel

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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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