river 60 miles (95 kilometers) SE New York flowing into the Hudson
Medical Definition of CROTON
capitalized: a genus of herbs and shrubs of the spurge family
: 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
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.