croton: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (krōt'n), [key]
- any of numerous chiefly tropical plants constituting the genus Croton, of the spurge family, several species of which, as C. tiglium, have important medicinal properties.
- (among florists) any plant of the related genus Codiaeum (or Phyllaurea) cultivated for its ornamental foliage.
- croton (Thesaurus)