leucothoe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leucothoe any plant of the genus Leucothoe; grown for their beautiful white flowers; glossy foliage contains a poisonous substance similar to that found in genus Kalmia
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Usage

In literature:

He had no thought for her, but he shed his brightest beams upon her sister the white Nymph Leucothoe.
"Good Stories For Great Holidays" by Frances Jenkins Olcott
See CASSANDRA, CASSIOPE, LEUCOTHOE, OXYDENDRUM, PIERIS, and ZENOBIA.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
Clytie, in a fit of revenge, discovers the adventure of Leucothoe to her father, who orders her to be buried alive.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
P. Encelades P. Leucothoe (Malacca).
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
Sol's love for Leucothoe, and her change to a tree of frankincense.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
What the mountaineers call hemlock is the shrub leucothoe.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
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