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common name for some members of the Apocynaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees found in most parts of the world but especially in the tropics, where they are often climbing forms. Many species are native to or naturalized in North America.
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oleander

a poisonous evergreen Mediterranean apocynaceous shrub or tree, Nerium oleander, with fragrant white, pink, or purple flowers
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The original oleanders were replaced by a large number of acacias several years ago and the municipality will cooperate with the Forestry Department for the uprooting of the acacias and the re-planting of the more traditional oleanders.
KILLER PLANT: Carole Pratt, from Rhymney, is warning gardeners to beware of buying Oleanders (left),as they can be highly poisonous
Q Why do the buds on my eight year-old oleander bush never develop into flowers?
Van Gogh must have been aware that oleander was not only beautiful, but poisonous, a fact emphasised in Daudet's Tartarin de Tarascon, one of his favourite books--indeed one that had helped draw him to the south.
Oleanders in the Hall, a drop-in workshop, is running until Sunday and offering families the chance to collaborate on a giant mural based on Van Gogh's Oleanders.
The pieces include Head of a Peasant Woman (1885)' Still Life, Basket of Apples (1887)' Portrait of Alexander Reid (1887)' Orchard in Blossom, Plum Trees (1888)' Oleanders (1888)' A Wheatfield with Cypresses (1889)' Olive Trees (1889)' Peach Blossom in the Crau (1889), and Rain-Auvers (1890).
Some Problems of Translation: A Study of Tagore's Red Oleanders. By Basudeb Chakraborti.
The mood darkens further once one wanders from the brightly lit main gallery into a suite of dusky rooms illuminated only by the natural light that filters through the thick round panes of their casement windows, some left ajar onto a narrow canal and blossoming oleanders below.
tropical oleanders seem etched by Durer, the air so hot the lungs
No one could call them instruments of civilized life, but their effect is mitigated by lavish planting of palms and oleanders, which in the older boulevards, where they are well-grown, mask and absorb some of the row and stink of traffic.
Someone planted oleanders around these grounds in 1910, when the first hospital was built--the one that burned to the ground forty years later.
English translations of his work include: The Crescent Moon (1913); One Hundred Poems of Kabir (1914); Chitra (1916), a play; The Gardener (1917); Lectures on Personality (1917); Red Oleanders (1925); Fireflies (1928); The Religion of Man (1931), on his ideas of God; Broken Ties, and Other Stories (1925); The Child (1931); The Golden Boat (1932); Collected Poems and Plays (1936, 1973); and Farewell My Friend (1940).