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Lambkill \Lamb"kill`\, n. (Bot.) A small American ericaceous shrub ( Kalmia angustifolia), resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowers; -- called also calfkill, sheepkill, sheep laurel, etc. It is supposed to poison young sheep and other animals that eat it at times when the snow is deep and they cannot find other food.

Syn: sheep laurel, pig laurel, Kalmia angustifolia.

Usage examples of "calfkill".

This man's eyes were a strange light colour, like topaz or yellow sapphire, and Roelf remembered the eyes of a calfkilling leopard that his father had caught in a steel spring trap in the hills above the farm homestead.