Definitions for crotonˈkroʊt n
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of numerous chiefly tropical plants constituting the genus Croton, of the spurge family, several species of which, as C. tiglium, have medicinal properties.
any of several related plants of the genus Codiaeum, cultivated for their ornamental foliage.
Origin of croton:
1745–55; < NL < Gk krotṓn a tick, also the castor-oil plant, which has berries likened to ticks
croton, Codiaeum variegatum(noun)
grown in many varieties for their brightly colored foliage; widely cultivated as a houseplant
croton, Croton tiglium(noun)
tropical Asiatic shrub; source of croton oil
Any of various plants, of the genus Croton, that yield croton oil.
A tropical evergreen shrub, Codiaeum variegatum, having glossy foliage, cultivated as a houseplant.
The main water supply pipe to a building or apartment, from the Croton River, dams, reservoirs and aqueduct supplying New York City with water.
a genus of euphorbiaceous plants belonging to tropical countries
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus of the family EUPHORBIACEAE. The common name of dragon's blood is also used for DRACAENA and Daemonorops (ARECACEAE). Croton tiglium is the source of CROTON OIL.