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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Crotoneae — many Asiatic shrubs, the source of croton oil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of euphorbiaceous plants belonging to tropical countries.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of cuphorbiaceous plants, comprising about 500 species, natives of warm and especially of tropical regions, many of which possess important medicinal properties.
  • n. A foliage-plant of the genus Codiæum: so named by florists.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. grown in many varieties for their brightly colored foliage; widely cultivated as a houseplant
  • n. tropical Asiatic shrub; source of croton oil

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