croton

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noun cro·ton \ˈkrō-tən\

Definition of croton

  1. 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. 2 :  any of a genus (Codiaeum) of shrubs and trees related to the crotons

Origin and Etymology of croton

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


First Known Use: 1751


Croton

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geographical name Cro·ton \ˈkrō-tən\

Definition of Croton

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


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croton

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noun cro·ton \ˈkrōt-ən\

Medical Definition of croton

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of herbs and shrubs of the spurge family

  2. 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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