(Codiaeum variegatum), colourful-leaved plant of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae). Its numerous varieties of shrubs or small trees with brilliantly ... [2 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/c/162
- grown in many varieties for their brightly colored foliage 2. [n] - tropical Asiatic shrubFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=croton
• (n.) A genus of euphorbiaceous plants belonging to tropical countries.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/croton/
tropical Asiatic shrub; source of croton oilFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=croton
A houseplant that is poisonous to cats if eaten, or contact is made with the sap. If chewed the mouth and skin around the mouth blister. If the plant is consumed it is much more serious and vomiting and diarrhoea can progress to muscular tremors and death.Found on http://www.cats.org.uk/cat-glossary/
Croton is an extensive flowering plant genus in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, established by Carl Linnaeus in 1737. The plants of this genus were described and introduced to Europeans by Georg Eberhard Rumphius. The common names for this genus are rushfoil and croton, but the latter also refers to Codiaeum variegatum. The generi...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croton_(plant)
[ Greek ............, prop., a tick, which the seed of the croton resembles.] (Botany)
A genus of euphorbiaceous plants belonging to tropical countries. Croton oil (Medicine)
, a viscid, acrid, brownish yellow oil obtained from the seeds of Croton Tiglium ,...
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archaic or obsolete terms > Places: Ancient city, S Italy, on the east coast of Bruttium (now Calabria), a colony of Magna Graecia founded c.708 BCE. It was called Cotrone from the Middle Ages until 1928, when its name was changed to Crotone.
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croton (krō'tun) , any of several species of Codiaeum that are widely cultivated as ornamentals and houseplants. The most popular species is C. variegatum, which has many cultivated forms of highly colored variegated leaves. Croton is also used as the common name for all species of the gen...
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Croton is a genus of herbaceous plants, shrubs, and trees, of the natural order Euphorbiaceae, comprehending a great number of species, many of which possess important medical properties. The more remarkable species are Croton Cascarilla, a native of the West Indies and Florida, which yields the cascarilla bark, a valuable aromatic tonic; Croton la...
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Croton, Italy: see Crotona.
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Greek town (now Crotone) on the east coast of Bruttium (now Calabria, Italy). It was founded by Achaeans 710 BC and quickly prospered because it had the only harbour between Tarentum (now Taranto)...
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