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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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"Croton calsamiferum" amended to _Croton balsamiferum_.
Use: Croton is usually a hedge or foundation plant, or specimen shrub.
Ned Rust lives with his family in Croton, NY, and works in the publishing industry.
Hey David, want to do some springtime bass fishing in Croton Reservoir?
Mary C. Donnery is the librarian of the Croton Free Library in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
When the 17-year-old didn’t show up for work at a local deli in Croton Falls, her parents went looking and were devastated to find her body.
It was initially overshadowed by other Greek colonies in southern Italy such as Croton, although it had the best harbor on the south coast of Italy and was the natural stopping point for any ships sailing west from mainland Greece.
Flowers: Croton produces narrow terminal racemes of insignificant white flowers.
Propagation: Croton can be propagated from greenwood cuttings, leaf bud cuttings, or air layering.
The principal species are xerophytic and include the cactus species Bursera graveolens, Croton scouleri, Brachycereus nesioticus, Jasminocereus thouarsii (R) and Opuntia echios ssp.