sheep laurel


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sheep laurel North American dwarf shrub resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowers; poisonous to young stock
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sheep laurel (Bot) a small North American shrub (Kalmia angustifolia) with deep rose-colored flowers in corymbs.
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In literature:

Pooty thick with sheep laurel.
"McClure's Magazine, March, 1896, Vol. VI., No. 4." by Various
It was roofed in with green laurel boughs and seemed to be meant for a fold to shelter sheep and goats.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
They took the very laurel that has been the ruin of thousands of the Lord's sheep and lambs.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Sheep-laurel Crimson Hill-sides, pastures.
"Harper's Young People, June 8, 1880" by Various
It is said that sheep will occasionally eat laurel and St. John's-wort, which are poisonous to them.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
Sheep will often, in the winter or spring, eat greedily of the low laurel.
"Sheep, Swine, and Poultry" by Robert Jennings