croton

noun
cro·​ton | \ ˈkrō-tᵊn How to pronounce croton (audio) \

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

Examples of croton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mealybugs have likely found a home among the stems and foliage of your croton plantings. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 25 Sep. 2021 New croton shoots should root rapidly at this time of the year. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 17 Apr. 2021 There may not be a more enjoyable way for close friends to social distance than spreading out around a croton field or good watering hole and joining in a tradition that ushers in another long line of fall hunting seasons. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 29 Aug. 2020 There might not be a more enjoyable way for close friends to social distance than spreading out around a croton field or good watering hole and joining in a tradition ushers in another long line of fall hunting seasons. Matt Williams, ExpressNews.com, 20 Aug. 2020 Stretching over three acres, the labyrinthine path is nearly two and a half miles of more than 14,000 colorful Hawaiian plants, including hibiscus, croton, heliconia and more. Brynn Mannino, Woman's Day, 30 Sep. 2010 Iguana-resistant plants include crotons, ixora, oleander, milkweed and citrus. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, 21 June 2018 Other common euphorbias include crotons, crown of thorns, and many other cactus-like plants. Kenneth Setzer, miamiherald, 14 June 2018 Some include Gold Mound durantas, crotons, shiny jasmines and hibiscus. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, 5 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of croton

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for croton

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

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croton

noun
cro·​ton | \ ˈkrōt-ᵊn How to pronounce croton (audio) \

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 geographical name

Cro·​ton | \ ˈkrō-tᵊn How to pronounce Croton (audio) \

Definition of Croton

1 river 60 miles (95 kilometers) long in southeastern New York flowing into the Hudson River
2 — see crotone

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