dogbane family

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dogbane family chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs
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Usage


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It's a member of the Dogbane family and contains the toxins oleandrin and nerioside, which are very similar to the poisonous chemical in foxglove ( Digitalis ).
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