Ceylon rose, noun phrase

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South African DutchShow more Translation of South African Dutch selonsroos (see selons); see quotation 1731.
Any of several poisonous flowering shrubs of the Apocynaceae, especially the common oleander, Nerium oleander; selons.
1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. II. 281There are..Roses of the Ceylon Kind, being first brought to the Cape from Ceylon. The Cape-Europeans call ’em Ceylon Roses.
1829 C. Rose Four Yrs in Sn Afr. 22How beautiful..that high hedge covered with the blossoms of the Ceylon rose!
1842 R. Godlonton Sketches of E. Districts 67Lemon trees, interspersed with the acacia and Ceylon rose.
1850 J.D. Lewins Diary. 9 Aug.To put in tomorrow oaks, currants, mulberries & the 2 Ceylon Roses.
1858 W. Irons Settler’s Guide to Cape of G.H. & Natal 96Lemon trees, interspersed with acacia, and oleander or the Ceylon rose.
1868 J. Chapman Trav. II. 15The Ceylon rose..is..the other poison with which the Damaras tip their arrows in war.
1919 T.R. Sim Flowering Trees & Shrubs for Use in S. Afr. 116N. Oleander, known as The Oleander, and as the Ceylon Rose, has the corona-segments pointed or tripod.
1966 C.A. Smith Common Names 190Ceylon(s)..rose, Nerium odorum, a plant similar to the Oleander. A native of Asia Minor and India and introduced at the Cape during very early days as an ornamental plant.
1988 J. Munday Poisonous Plants in S. Afr. Gardens & Parks 23Nerium oleander,..Ceylon rose, Oleander, Rose bay.
Any of several poisonous flowering shrubs of the Apocynaceae, especially the common oleander, Nerium oleander; selons.

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