poison bush


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poison bush either of two Australian plants of the genus Swainsona that are poisonous to sheep
    • n poison bush any of various Australian evergreen shrubs of the genus Gastrolobium having whorled compound leaves poisonous to livestock and showy yellow to deep reddish-orange flowers followed by two-seeded pods
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Poison bush Any fabaceous shrub of the genus Gastrolobium, the herbage of which is poisonous to stock; also, any species of several related genera, as Oxylobium Gompholobium, etc.
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In literature:

He say white men all go away, or he fire bush and use the poisoned arrow.
"A Millionaire of Yesterday" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Two of my camels died suddenly, having eaten the poison-bush.
"In the Heart of Africa" by Samuel White Baker
One of the horses died from eating poison-bush.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
Then his glance fell to the ground under the bush where he had hung the poison capsule and an oath broke from his lips.
"Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
She had not gone very far before she found one of the wonderful flowers which Proserpina had pulled from the poison bush.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
Where can she find him, in this maze of poisonous bush?
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
The fact that the bush is anxious to dispose of them doesn't mean they can't be poisonous.
"Collector's Item" by Evelyn E. Smith
Calabar then was like some of the flowers growing in the bush, very pretty but very poisonous.
"The White Queen of Okoyong" by W.P. Livingstone
Death in a hundred guises waits for the unwary; death in the poison swamps, in the bush; death everywhere!
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
They lost many on their way out by pleuro-pneumonia and the desert poison bush already described.
"Early Days in North Queensland" by Edward Palmer
The ash colored sage bush was thought by the early men of the great plains to be poison to the land.
"A Summer's Outing" by Carter H. Harrison
Just beyond stood a bush of poison-sumac.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville

In poetry:

No more, with forest-fingers crawling free
O'er dark flint wall that seems a wall of eyes,
Shall evil break my soul with mysteries
Of some world-poison maddening bush and tree.
"The End Of Fear" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

Warning notes were made by previous meter readers: Gas meter is in poison ivy bush in southwest corner of yard.
Who Poisoned the Bushes in 2007.