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Thevetia peruviana

Pronunciation: the-ve'shi-a per-u-ve-an'a

Definition: The yellow oleander, potent source of the toxic cardiac glycosides thevetins A and B, neriifolin, and peruvoside, often used for poisoning and suicide in areas of Sri Lanka.

Synonym(s): yellow oleander

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