What does poinsettia mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poinsettia, Christmas star, Christmas flower, lobster plant, Mexican flameleaf, painted leaf, Euphorbia pulcherrima(noun)

    tropical American plant having poisonous milk and showy tapering usually scarlet petallike leaves surrounding small yellow flowers


  1. poinsettia(Noun)

    A plant, Euphorbia pulcherrima, with rather small and insignificant flowers but large brightly coloured leaves.

  2. Origin: After genus name Poinsettia, named after JR Poinsett (19th-century US minister to Mexico).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poinsettia(noun)

    a Mexican shrub (Euphorbia pulcherrima) with very large and conspicuous vermilion bracts below the yellowish flowers

  2. Origin: [NL. Named after Joel R. Poinsett of South Carolina.]


  1. Poinsettia

    The poinsettia is a culturally and commercially important plant species of the diverse spurge family that is indigenous to Mexico and Central America. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays. It derives its common English name from Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who introduced the plant into the United States in 1825.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poinsettia in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poinsettia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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