poisonous plant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poisonous plant a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
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Usage

In literature:

His food quest must be limited by shunning poisonous plants.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Anybody living on this green and vegetating earth to be poisoned by plants in a window!
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IX (of X)" by Various
Out of the root and stalk of this plant, when it is fresh, comes a white, milky juice, which is somewhat poisonous.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
They were like so many beautiful plants, all showy and perfumed, yet distilling poison.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
For the poisonous property of the plant see Chapter XX.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
With those surroundings and in such a country passion grows surely like a poisonous plant.
"The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia" by William Somerset Maugham
A small but important order, including the poppy and many poisonous plants.
"Little Folks (July 1884)" by Various
Centrals of diamonds read across give the name of a poisonous plant.
"Harper's Young People, September 28, 1880" by Various
There, it might be, the deadly plants from which The Master's poison was brewed were grown.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
The former is a fertilizer, and the latter poisons plants.
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
That means this poisoning of the plants wasn't an accident.
"Let'em Breathe Space" by Lester del Rey
You have seen some plants that you were told not to handle or taste because they were poisonous.
"Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks" by May Farinholt-Jones
The plant, which is very poisonous, is often mistaken for celery.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
The plants are very small, and though none are recorded as poisonous, only one or two have any value as esculents.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
The botany gives directions for poisoning plants, if you are likely to be troubled with insects.
"Harper's Round Table, July 30, 1895" by Various
Frequent cases of poisoning of cattle from eating of these plants as forage have been reported.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Poisonous plants have sometimes figured conspicuously in human affairs.
"Food Poisoning" by Edwin Oakes Jordan
To school you won't go, where the master would teach you to distinguish poisonous plants.
"The Yellow Rose" by Mór Jókai
A spraying table showing what poisons are used, when and for what plants and insects.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
Verily a noxious plant is illegitimate love, and its poison far-reaching!
"A Pasteboard Crown" by Clara Morris
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In poetry:

And yet the poison plant, so fair,
So like the wholesome grows,
To pluck my flower I will not dare,
But trust His hand who knows.
"A Heart's Prayer" by Lucy Larcom
Ill favor'd weeds, and poison'd fruit,
In rank luxuriance reign,
And virtuous plants may strive to grow,
But strive to grow in vain.
"Display" by Thomas Frederick Young
Oh, man, why in thy foolish heart
Should one seed grow so well,
That naught but chaos there should reign,
'Mid poison plants of hell.
"Display" by Thomas Frederick Young
Of all the poison plants that grow,
And flourish in the human breast,
No other plant, perhaps, hath so
Deep clench'd a root, or peaceful rest.
"Slander" by Thomas Frederick Young

In news:

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Keep in mind that all parts of this plant are poisonous.
A woman who pleaded guilty to putting a poisonous plant on her husband 's salad was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison.
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Artificial Enzyme Successfully Used to Neutralize a Natural Plant Poison .
Untitled Document Controlling and eradicating poison ivy can be a challenge, but for many people elimination of this noxious plant is imperative because it can cause nightmarish rashes and itching.
Back home, launder items that you suspect were exposed to poisonous plants.
Poison -proof your home today with our list of some common poisonous plants.
Poisonous plants of the Shawnee Hills.
Poison ivy, which grows mainly east of the Rockies, is one of the most poisonous plants.
Scorpions, shrews, spiders, insects, salamanders, and even some types of plants also use poisonous venoms.
If you're deep in the backcountry, the BSA Fieldbook (No 33104) advises Scouts who've ingested poisonous plants to induce vomiting.
But most people will be wrong, unless they are speaking specifically of an animal or plant poison .
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