croton

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cro·ton

noun \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

Cro·ton

geographical name \ˈkrō-tən\

Definition of CROTON

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

cro·ton

noun \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

croton

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Colourful-leaved plant (Codiaeum variegatum) of the spurge family. Native to Malaysia and Pacific islands, it is popular as a houseplant. Its numerous varieties grow as shrubs or small trees with brilliant, glossy, leathery leaves that can be solid in colour or occur in combinations of green, yellow, white, orange, pink, red, crimson, and purple. Another plant of the same family but of a different genus is purging croton (Croton tiglium), a small tree native to Southeast Asia with seeds that yield croton oil.

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