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croton

noun cro·ton \ˈkrō-tən\

Definition of CROTON

1
:  any of a genus (Croton) of herbs, shrubs, and trees of the spurge family: as
a :  one (C. eluteria) of the Bahamas yielding cascarilla bark
b :  an Asian plant (C. tiglium) yielding croton oil
2
:  any of a genus (Codiaeum) of shrubs and trees related to the crotons

Origin of CROTON

New Latin, genus name, from Greek krotōn castor-oil plant
First Known Use: 1751

Rhymes with CROTON

Croton

geographical name Cro·ton \ˈkrō-tən\

Definition of CROTON

river 60 miles (95 kilometers) SE New York flowing into the Hudson

croton

noun cro·ton \ˈkrōt-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CROTON

1
capitalized :  a genus of herbs and shrubs of the spurge family
2
:  an herb or shrub of the genus Croton: as a :  one (C. eluteria) of the Bahamas yielding cascarilla bark b :  an Asian plant (C. tiglium) yielding croton oil

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