[ US /ɫiˈændɝ/ ]
  1. (Greek mythology) a youth beloved of Hero who drowned in a storm in the Hellespont on one of his nightly visits to see her
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  • The book is full of scientific observations of creatures such as the sea speckle, the red poison needle, the oleander, the bluebottle or coral. From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjón - review
  • This leads directly to the garden room with its thriving oleander, banana plant and mature vine.
  • Dr Leander Starr Jameson led a group of over 500 men with the intention of taking control of the town, but was met and overpowered by the burghers in Krugersdorp, 30 kilometres north west of the town.
  • And some plants are toxic to goats including ornamentals such as azaleas, oleanders and rhododendrons. Free-Range Landscaping
  • The literary equivalent of a chick flick, Oleander details one girl's attempts to come to terms with her mother while also surviving the cold and largely indifferent world of foster care.
  • Tropic growths, which I will venture to call myrtle, oleander, laurel, and eucalyptus, environed the hotel, not too closely nor densely, and our increasing party was presently discovered from the head of its steps by a hospitable matron, who with a cry of comprehensive welcome ran within and was replaced by a head-waiter of as friendly aspect and much more English. Roman Holidays, and Others
  • It was made up of white oleanders and pink roses lined with small chrysanthemums tied together with a single satin ribbon.
  • Here we can gaze upon the green from the pine-wood and fields, the grey from the granite and schist, the live colours from the genistas, the heathers, the shrubs and the oleanders.
  • Last month Bhupathi and Mirnyi had lost the title clash of the Miami event to Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy. The Times of India
  • Also racing in today's finals will be Scotland's Olympic silver medallist Katherine Grainger, who along with her Marlow and Leander crewmates, won the women's quadruple sculls yesterday.
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