Found 2 items, similar to Sheep laurel.
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Definition: sheep laurel
n : North American dwarf shrub resembling mountain laurel but
having narrower leaves and small red flowers; poisonous
to young stock [syn: pig laurel
, Kalmia angustifolia
English → English
Definition: Sheep laurel
, n. sing. & pl. [OE. shep, scheep, AS. sc?p,
sce['a]p; akin to OFries. sk?p, LG. & D. schaap, G. schaf,
OHG. sc[=a]f, Skr. ch[=a]ga. [root]295. Cf. Sheepherd
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of ruminants of the
, native of the higher mountains of both
hemispheres, but most numerous in Asia.
Note: The domestic sheep (Ovis aries
) varies much in size,
in the length and texture of its wool, the form and
size of its horns, the length of its tail, etc. It was
domesticated in prehistoric ages, and many distinct
breeds have been produced; as the merinos, celebrated
for their fine wool; the Cretan sheep, noted for their
long horns; the fat-tailed, or Turkish, sheep,
remarkable for the size and fatness of the tail, which
often has to be supported on trucks; the Southdowns, in
which the horns are lacking; and an Asiatic breed which
always has four horns.
2. A weak, bashful, silly fellow. --Ainsworth.
3. pl. Fig.: The people of God, as being under the government
and protection of Christ, the great Shepherd.
Rocky mountain sheep
.(Zo["o]l.) See Bighorn
. (Zo["o]l.) See Aoudad
(Zo["o]l.), the larva of the sheep botfly. See
(Zo["o]l.), a shepherd dog, or collie.
(Bot.), a small North American shrub (Kalmia angustifolia
) with deep rose-colored flowers in corymbs.
(Bot.), an Australian plant (Ac[ae]na ovina
related to the burnet. The fruit is covered with barbed
spines, by which it adheres to the wool of sheep.
, an extensive tract of country where sheep range
(Bot.), a cichoraceous herb (Urospermum Dalechampii
) of Southern Europe; -- so called from the
conspicuous pappus of the achenes.
(Bot.), a European herb (Jasione montana
having much the appearance of scabious.
(Med.), a contagious disease of sheep,
characterixed by the development of vesicles or pocks upon
. (Bot.) Same as Sheep's bit
, shears in which the blades form the two ends
of a steel bow, by the elasticity of which they open as
often as pressed together by the hand in cutting; -- so
called because used to cut off the wool of sheep.
. (Bot.), a prerennial herb (Rumex Acetosella
) growing naturally on poor, dry, gravelly
soil. Its leaves have a pleasant acid taste like sorrel.
(Zo["o]l.), the highest grade of Florida
commercial sponges (Spongia equina
(Zo["o]l.), a wingless parasitic insect
) belonging to the Diptera. It fixes
its proboscis in the skin of the sheep and sucks the
blood, leaving a swelling. Called also sheep pest
, a pasture for sheep; a sheep run.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Argali
, n. [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier,
laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.]
1. (Bot.) An evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus
), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape,
with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their
axils; -- called also sweet bay
Note: The fruit is a purple berry. It is found about the
Mediterranean, and was early used by the ancient Greeks
to crown the victor in the games of Apollo. At a later
period, academic honors were indicated by a crown of
laurel, with the fruit. The leaves and tree yield an
aromatic oil, used to flavor the bay water of commerce.
Note: The name is extended to other plants which in some
respect resemble the true laurel. See Phrases, below.
2. A crown of laurel; hence, honor; distinction; fame; --
especially in the plural; as, to win laurels.
3. An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because
the king's head on it was crowned with laurel.
, water distilled from the fresh leaves of the
cherry laurel, and containing prussic acid and other
products carried over in the process.
, or Mountain laurel
, Kalmia latifolia
called also calico bush
. See under Mountain
, Umbellularia Californica
(in England called laurel
). See under
, the rosebay (Rhododendron maximum
, trailing arbutus.
New Zealand laurel
, the Laurelia Nov[ae] Zelandi[ae]
, the Prunus Lusitanica
, the oleander. See Oleander
, a poisonous shrub, Kalmia angustifolia
smaller than the mountain laurel, and with smaller and
, Daphne Laureola
West Indian laurel
, Prunus occidentalis