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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Croton  \Cro"ton\  (kr?"t?n),  n.  [Gr.  ????,  prop.,  a  tick,  which 
  the  seed  of  the  croton  resembles.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  euphorbiaceous  plants  belonging  to  tropical 
  countries. 
 
  {Croton  oil}  (Med.),  a  viscid,  acrid,  brownish  yellow  oil 
  obtained  from  the  seeds  of  {Croton  Tiglium},  a  small  tree 
  of  the  East  Indies.  It  is  a  most  powerful  drastic 
  cathartic,  and  is  used  externally  as  a  pustulant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  croton 
  n  1:  grown  in  many  varieties  for  their  brightly  colored  foliage; 
  widely  cultivated  as  a  houseplant  [syn:  {Codiaeum 
  variegatum}] 
  2:  tropical  Asiatic  shrub;  source  of  croton  oil  [syn:  {Croton 
  tiglium}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Croton,  OH 
  Zip  code(s):  43013 




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