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 for Sheep laurel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sheep \Sheep\, 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. (Zool.) Any one of several species of ruminants of the
        genus Ovis, native of the higher mountains of both
        hemispheres, but most numerous in Asia.
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     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.
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     2. A weak, bashful, silly fellow. --Ainsworth.
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     3. pl. Fig.: The people of God, as being under the government
        and protection of Christ, the great Shepherd.
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     Rocky mountain sheep.(Zool.) See Bighorn.
     Maned sheep. (Zool.) See Aoudad.
     Sheep bot (Zool.), the larva of the sheep botfly. See
     Sheep dog (Zool.), a shepherd dog, or collie.
     Sheep laurel (Bot.), a small North American shrub ({Kalmia
        angustifolia) with deep rose-colored flowers in corymbs.
     Sheep+pest+(Bot.),+an+Australian+plant+({Acaena+ovina">Sheep pest (Bot.), an Australian plant ({Acaena ovina)
        related to the burnet. The fruit is covered with barbed
        spines, by which it adheres to the wool of sheep.
     Sheep run, an extensive tract of country where sheep range
        and graze.
     Sheep's beard (Bot.), a cichoraceous herb ({Urospermum
        Dalechampii) of Southern Europe; -- so called from the
        conspicuous pappus of the achenes.
     Sheep's+bit+(Bot.),+a+European+herb+({Jasione+montana">Sheep's bit (Bot.), a European herb ({Jasione montana)
        having much the appearance of scabious.
     Sheep pox (Med.), a contagious disease of sheep,
        characterixed by the development of vesicles or pocks upon
        the skin.
     Sheep scabious. (Bot.) Same as Sheep's bit.
     Sheep shears, 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.
     Sheep sorrel. (Bot.), a prerennial herb ({Rumex
        Acetosella) growing naturally on poor, dry, gravelly
        soil. Its leaves have a pleasant acid taste like sorrel.
     Sheep's-wool (Zool.), the highest grade of Florida
        commercial sponges ({Spongia equina, variety gossypina).
     Sheep tick (Zool.), a wingless parasitic insect
        ({Melophagus ovinus) 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, and
        sheep louse.
     Sheep walk, a pasture for sheep; a sheep run.
     Wild sheep. (Zool.) See Argali, Mouflon, and Oorial.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lambkill \Lamb"kill`\, n. (Bot.)
     A small American ericaceous shrub ({Kalmia angustifolia),
     resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and
     small red flowers; -- called also calfkill, sheepkill,
     sheep laurel, etc. It is supposed to poison young sheep and
     other animals that eat it at times when the snow is deep and
     they cannot find other food.
     Syn: sheep laurel, pig laurel, Kalmia angustifolia.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Laurel \Lau"rel\, 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 ({Laurus
        nobilis), 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.
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     Note: The name is extended to other plants which in some
           respect resemble the true laurel. See Phrases, below.
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     2. A crown of laurel; hence, honor; distinction; fame; --
        especially in the plural; as, to win laurels.
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     3. An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because
        the king's head on it was crowned with laurel.
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     Laurel water, water distilled from the fresh leaves of the
        cherry laurel, and containing prussic acid and other
        products carried over in the process.
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     American laurel, or Mountain laurel, Kalmia latifolia;
        called also calico bush. See under Mountain.
     California laurel, Umbellularia Californica.
     Cherry laurel (in England called laurel). See under
     Great+laurel,+the+rosebay+({Rhododendron+maximum">Great laurel, the rosebay ({Rhododendron maximum).
     Ground laurel, trailing arbutus.
     New Zealand laurel, the Laurelia Nov[ae] Zelandi[ae].
     Portugal laurel, the Prunus Lusitanica.
     Rose laurel, the oleander. See Oleander.
     Sheep laurel, a poisonous shrub, Kalmia angustifolia,
        smaller than the mountain laurel, and with smaller and
        redder flowers.
     Spurge laurel, Daphne Laureola.
     West Indian laurel, Prunus occidentalis.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sheep laurel
      n 1: North American dwarf shrub resembling mountain laurel but
           having narrower leaves and small red flowers; poisonous to
           young stock [syn: sheep laurel, pig laurel, lambkill,
           Kalmia angustifolia]

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