croton

noun cro·ton \ ˈkrō-tᵊn \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of croton

1 : any of a genus (Croton) of herbs, shrubs, and trees of the spurge family: such 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

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Origin and Etymology of croton

New Latin, genus name, from Greek krotōn castor-oil plant


Croton

geographical name Cro·ton \ ˈkrō-tᵊn \

Definition of Croton

river 60 miles (95 kilometers) long in southeastern New York flowing into the Hudson River

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croton

noun cro·ton \ ˈkrōt-ᵊn \

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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