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ˈkroʊt ncro·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. croton, Codiaeum variegatumnoun

    grown in many varieties for their brightly colored foliage; widely cultivated as a houseplant

  2. croton, Croton tigliumnoun

    tropical Asiatic shrub; source of croton oil


  1. crotonnoun

    Any of various plants, of the genus Croton, that yield croton oil.

  2. crotonnoun

    A tropical evergreen shrub, Codiaeum variegatum, having glossy foliage, cultivated as a houseplant.

  3. crotonnoun

    The main water supply pipe to a building or apartment, from the Croton River, dams, reservoirs and aqueduct supplying New York City with water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crotonnoun

    a genus of euphorbiaceous plants belonging to tropical countries

  2. Etymology: [Gr. , prop., a tick, which the seed of the croton resembles.]


  1. Croton

    Croton is an extensive flowering plant genus in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, established by Carl Linnaeus in 1737. The plants of this genus were described and introduced to Europeans by Georg Eberhard Rumphius. The common names for this genus are rushfoil and croton, but the latter also refers to Codiaeum variegatum. The generic name comes from the Greek κροτον, which means "tick" and refers to the shape of the seeds of certain species.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Croton

    krō&primprime;ton, n. a genus of tropical plants, producing a brownish-yellow oil, having a hot, biting taste.—ns. Crō′tonate, a salt formed by the union of crotonic acid with a base; Crō′ton-oil, a powerful purgative oil, expressed from the seeds of the Croton tiglium, also used externally.—Croton′ic acid, an acid obtained from croton-oil. [Gr. krotōn, a tick or mite, which the seed of the plant resembles.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Croton

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. croton

    One of the most celebrated of the Greek colonies in Southern Italy, founded about 710 B.C. About 510 a Crotoniat army of 100,000 men, under Milo, defeated a greatly superior force of Sybarites on the banks of the Tracis, took the city of Sybaris, and utterly destroyed it. (See Sybaris.) In the second Punic war the Bruttians, with the assistance of the Carthaginian general Hanno, succeeded in making themselves masters of the city of Crotona, with the exception of the citadel, which held out until induced to surrender on terms. The ravages of this war completed the decay of the city, and it sunk into the condition of an obscure provincial town.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of croton in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of croton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    • A. conceal
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