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Rosebay definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RO'SEBAY, n. A plant, the Nerium oleander. The dwarf rosebay is the rhododendron.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: late-spring-blooming rhododendron of eastern North America having rosy to pink-purple flowers [syn: rosebay, Rhododendron maxima]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1760 1. rhododendron; especially great laurel 2. fireweed b

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. an oleander, rhododendron, or willow-herb.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rosebay Rose"bay`, n. (Bot.) (a) the oleander. [Obs.] (b) Any shrub of the genus Rhododendron. [U.S.] (c) An herb (Epilobium spicatum) with showy purple flowers, common in Europe and North America; -- called also great willow herb.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Oleander O`le*an"der, n. [F. ol['e]andre (cf. It. oleandro, LL. lorandrum), prob. corrupted, under the influence of laurus laurel, fr. L. rhododendron, Gr. ?; ? rose + ? tree.] (Bot.) A beautiful evergreen shrub of the Dogbane family, having clusters of fragrant red or white flowers. It is native of the East Indies, but the red variety has become common in the south of Europe. Called also rosebay, rose laurel, and South-sea rose. Note: Every part of the plant is dangerously poisonous, and death has occured from using its wood for skewers in cooking meat.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Rhododendron.



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