Pronunciation: (krōt'n), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/croton.html on line 71 [key]
1. 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.
2. (among florists) any plant of the related genus Codiaeum (or Phyllaurea) cultivated for its ornamental foliage.
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