designating a family (Apocynaceae, order Gentianales) of dicotyledonous herbs, shrubs, and trees, including frangipani and periwinkle
Origin of dogbaneso named because said to be poisonous to dogs
any of a genus (Apocynum) of sometimes poisonous plants of the dogbane family, with opposite, entire leaves, small white or pink flowers, and milky juice
Any of several plants of the genus Apocynum, having milky juice and bell-shaped white or pink flowers.
- (botany) Any species of genus Apocynum, eponymous of the dogbane family Apocynaceae
- Most dogbanes are poisonous tropical plants producing showy flowers and milky juice
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