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(Science: botany) a genus of North American shrubs with poisonous evergreen foliage and corymbs of showy flowers.

Synonym: mountain laurel, ivy bush, lamb kill, calico bush, etc.

Origin: NL. Named in honor of peter Kalm, a swedish botanist.

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