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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A thick, syrupy poisonous liquid, C5H8O2, derived from croton oil, having a spicy odor and used in making perfumes and flavoring agents.

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  • n. A monocarboxylic unsaturated organic acid, the trans-form of angelic acid, found in croton oil and in several other natural products.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From New Latin (Croton) tiglium, croton species name, perhaps from Greek tīlos, diarrhea (from the use of croton oil as a purgative).

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