Sinonimi: rose bay | Nerium oleander
ETYM French oléandre, prob. corrupted, under the influence of laurus laurel, from Latin rhododendron.
Or rose bay; Evergreen Mediterranean shrub Nerium oleander of the dogbane family Apocynaceae, with pink or white flowers and aromatic leaves that secrete the poison oleandrin.
An ornamental but poisonous flowering shrub having narrow evergreen leaves and clusters of fragrant white to pink or red flowers: native to East Indies but widely cultivated in warm regions; SYN. rose bay, Nerium oleander.
Poisonous white- or red-flowered evergreen shrub of East Indies.