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staggerbush

/ (ˈstæɡəˌbʊʃ) /
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noun

an ericaceous deciduous shrub, Lyonia mariana, of E North America, having white or pinkish flowers: it is poisonous to livestock

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Word Origin for staggerbush

C19: so named because it was believed to cause staggers in sheep
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