Definition of oleander in English:

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oleander

Pronunciation: /ˌəʊlɪˈandə/

noun

A poisonous evergreen Old World shrub grown in warm countries for its clusters of white, pink, or red flowers.
  • Nerium oleander, family Apocynaceae.
Example sentences
  • Between the ruins grew cypresses and oleanders, hibiscus, myrtle and wild roses.
  • I like a lot of white, and I have a couple of small white oleanders and a white butterfly bush.
  • It was made up of white oleanders and pink roses lined with small chrysanthemums tied together with a single satin ribbon.

Origin

Early 16th century: from medieval Latin, of unknown ultimate origin.

Words that rhyme with oleander

Amanda, Aranda, Baganda, Banda, brander, candour (US candor), coriander, dander, expander, gander, germander, goosander, jacaranda, Leander, Luanda, Lysander, meander, memoranda, Menander, Miranda, panda, pander, pasanda, philander, propaganda, Rwanda, sander, Skanda, stander, Uganda, understander, Vanda, veranda, withstander, zander

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