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blister bush, noun phrase

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See quotation 1966.
The plant Peucedanum galbanum of the Apiaceae, which blisters the skin on contact; wild celery, see wild sense a. Frequently also blistering bush.
1917 R. Marloth Dict. of Common Names of Plants 122P[eucedanum] Galbanum,...Blistering bush, wild celery.
1988 M. Branch Explore Cape Flora 36Crushed leaves of blister bushes cause painful, long-lasting brown blisters. These appear after two to three days but only if the skin is exposed to sunlight. If you touch a bush, cover the skin to keep it dark.
The plant Peucedanum galbanum of the Apiaceae, which blisters the skin on contact; wild celery, see wilda. Frequently also blistering bush.

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