Definition of Laburnum

1. Noun. Flowering shrubs or trees having bright yellow flowers; all parts of the plant are poisonous.

Definition of Laburnum

1. n. A small leguminous tree (Cytisus Laburnum), native of the Alps. The plant is reputed to be poisonous, esp. the bark and seeds. It has handsome racemes of yellow blossoms.

Definition of Laburnum

1. Noun. Any tree of genus ''Laburnum'', which have bright yellow flowers and are poisonous. ¹

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Definition of Laburnum

1. an ornamental tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Laburnum

1. A small leguminous tree (Cytisus Laburnum), native of the Alps. The plant is reputed to be poisonous, especially. The bark and seeds. It has handsome racemes of yellow blossoms. Scotch laburnum (Cytisus alpinus) is similar, but has smooth leaves; purple laburnum is C. Purpureus. Origin: L. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laburnum

labrum acetabulare
labrum articulare
labrum glenoidale
labs on a chip
labs on chips
laburnum (current term)
labyrinth seal
labyrinth supporting cells

Literary usage of Laburnum

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1. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"In favourable circumstances laburnum sometimes attains a height of twenty or even ... Accidents to children from eating laburnum seeds are not unfrequent; ..."

2. The Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by William Curtis (1792)
"666. ed. 14. Murr. Ait. Hort. Kew. V. 3. p. 49. laburnum arbor trifolia ... yet is mod probably only a feminal variety ; the laburnum figured in its wild ..."

3. The principles and practice of medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor, Thomas Stevenson (1883)
"The contents of tho stomachs of both children were examined by the eye and by the microscope, but no fragmenta of the structures of the laburnum were ..."

4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"One of these plants, a laburnum named Cytisus Adami, which exhibits a curious mixture of the characteristics of Cytisus laburnum (the ordinary yellow ..."

5. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1851)
"Case of Poisoning by laburnum Flowers. By ALFRED S. TAVLOR, Lecturer on Chemistry and Medical Jurisprudence at Guy's Hospital. (Guy's Hospital Reports ..."

6. The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colours, and Their Applications to by Michel Eugène Chevreul, Charles Martel (1855)
"... the preceding laburnum, Prunus m., ash. On the side DA, in commencing with the preceding ash, Judas tree. Mass 4. Median or central line of c to D ..."

7. The Forester: A Practical Treatise on British Forestry and Arboriculture for by John Nisbet (1905)
"Apart from some flowering shrubs of horticultural importance, the only genera of arboricultural or sylvicultural interest are the laburnum ..."

8. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1857)
"AMONG the more familiar trees of the smaller size the laburnum stands the most prominent. ... The laburnum appears to have been known to the Greeks ..."

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