Definition of croton
1 : any of a genus (Croton) of herbs, shrubs, and trees of the spurge family: such asa : one (C. eluteria) of the Bahamas yielding cascarilla barkb : 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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A few more tips from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden: ▪ Build a hot-themed bed with just three plants: coleus, crotons and cannas.
Crofelemer comes from the South American tree croton lechleri, which is known by locals as dragon's blood because a machete to its bark brings a blood-like ooze.
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Origin and Etymology of croton
New Latin, genus name, from Greek krotōn castor-oil plant
First Known Use: 1751See Words from the same year
Definition of Croton
river 60 miles (95 kilometers) long in southeastern New York flowing into the Hudson River
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: asa: one (C. eluteria) of the Bahamas yielding cascarilla barkb: an Asian plant (C. tiglium) yielding croton oil
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