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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.
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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