American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tropical American shrub (Euphorbia pulcherrima) that has showy, usually scarlet bracts beneath the small yellow flowerlike inflorescences.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A former genus of American apetalous plants of the order Euphorbiaceæ and tribe Euphorbieæ, how included as a section of the vast genus Euphorbia.
- n. [lowercase] The Euphorbia (Poinsettia) pulcherrima, a plant much cultivated in conservatories. It is conspicuous for the large scarlet floral leaves surrounding its crowded yellowish cymes of small flowers, and is much used for decoration, especially in churches. Also called
Christmas-floweror Easier-flower, in England lobster-flower and Mexican flame-leaf, and in Mexico flora de pasqua.
- n. A plant, Euphorbia pulcherrima, with rather small and insignificant flowers but large brightly coloured leaves.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A Mexican shrub (Euphorbia pulcherrima) with very large and conspicuous vermilion bracts below the yellowish flowers.
- n. tropical American plant having poisonous milk and showy tapering usually scarlet petallike leaves surrounding small yellow flowers
- After the obsolete genus name Poinsettia, named after Joel Roberts Poinsett (19th-century US minister to Mexico). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, after Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779-1851), American diplomat. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
““Do you happen to know where the word poinsettia comes from?””
“(Poinsett, after whom the poinsettia is named, was the first U.S. minister to Mexico).”
“Poinsett is better remembered for having introduced the Nochebuena plant (today known as the poinsettia) to the U.S.”
“A poinsettia is a living plant, and every instinct tells me that its continued existence must be nurtured, encouraged, celebrated.”
“The poinsettia is a short-day or long-night plant.”
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“The poinsettia is a Euphorbia, a succulent from the arid regions of Central America.”
“And she wants Poinsettias, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Euphorbia pulcherrima, better known as the poinsettia, graces many houses during the holidays, especially for those people who”
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