Any of numerous usually evergreen shrubs of the genus Rhododendron of the heath family, having clusters of variously colored, often bell-shaped flowers and widely grown as ornamentals.
[Latin, oleander, from Greek : rhodo-, rhodo- + dendron, tree; see deru- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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