Definition of "croton" [croton]

  • (noun) Any of various plants of the genus Croton, which includes the sources of cascarilla bark and croton oil.
  • (noun) An Old World tropical evergreen shrub (Codiaeum variegatum) widely cultivated as a houseplant for its glossy multicolored foliage.

Use "croton" in a sentence

  • "Popular in the Mexican garden, croton is usually a hedge or foundation plant."
  • "The croton is a preferred victim, but it also attacks guava, strangler fig, Mysore fig, mango, firebush, wild coffee, marlberry and satinwood."
  • "Wintering doves usually concentrate on areas holding abundant native seeds such as croton, pigweed, ragweed, wild sunflower and any number of varieties of "grass.""

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