from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of shrubs of the apetalous order Euphorbiaceæ and the tribe Euphorbieæ, known by the irregular minutely toothed oblique or urn-shaped involucre.
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- n. tropical American succulent shrubs
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The plant, from the pedilanthus family, produces inflorescences in the shape of a little sparrow.