Definition of Poinsettia

1. Noun. Tropical American plant having poisonous milk and showy tapering usually scarlet petallike leaves surrounding small yellow flowers.




Definition of Poinsettia

1. n. A Mexican shrub (Euphorbia pulcherrima) with very large and conspicuous vermilion bracts below the yellowish flowers.

Definition of Poinsettia

1. Noun. A plant, ''Euphorbia pulcherrima'', with rather small and insignificant flowers but large brightly coloured leaves. ¹

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Definition of Poinsettia

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Medical Definition of Poinsettia

1. A Mexican shrub (Euphorbia pulcherrima) with very large and conspicuous vermilion bracts below the yellowish flowers. Origin: NL. Named after Joel R. Poinsett of South Carolina. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poinsettia

poilus
poimenics
poinado
poinadoes
poinciana
poincianas
poind
poinded
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poinders
poinding
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poinds
poinsetta
poinsettas
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poinsettia strain
poinsettias
point
point-and-click
point-and-shoot
point-and-shoot camera
point-blank
point-in-line
point-in-lines
point-of-care systems
point-of-sale
point-set topology
point-spread function
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Literary usage of Poinsettia

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1. The Mysteries of the Flowers by Herbert Waldron Faulkner (1917)
"Poinsettia—Euphorbia pulcherrima This flower, blooming in greenhouses about ... A glance at the poinsettia will show that the scarlet leaves are not petals ..."

2. Life in the Mission, the Camp, and the Zenáná; Or, Six Years in India by Helen Douglas Mackenzie (1853)
"... —Poinsettia.—Bathing. —Bearers.—Kev. J. Macdonald.—Communion.—Miss Laing's School.— Charlotte Green.—Examination of Baranagar School.—Bengal Brahmins. ..."

3. Life in the mission, the camp and the zenáná; or, Six years in India by Helen Mackenzie, Colin Mackenzie (1854)
"... Brahman Convert—Poinsettia—Bathing —Bearers—Rev. J. Macdonald—Communion—Miss Laing's School — Charlotte Green — Examination of Baranagar School — Bengal ..."

4. The Mysteries of the Flowers by Herbert Waldron Faulkner (1917)
"Poinsettia—Euphorbia pulcherrima This flower, blooming in greenhouses about ... A glance at the poinsettia will show that the scarlet leaves are not petals ..."

5. Life in the Mission, the Camp, and the Zenáná; Or, Six Years in India by Helen Douglas Mackenzie (1853)
"... —Poinsettia.—Bathing. —Bearers.—Kev. J. Macdonald.—Communion.—Miss Laing's School.— Charlotte Green.—Examination of Baranagar School.—Bengal Brahmins. ..."

6. Life in the mission, the camp and the zenáná; or, Six years in India by Helen Mackenzie, Colin Mackenzie (1854)
"... Brahman Convert—Poinsettia—Bathing —Bearers—Rev. J. Macdonald—Communion—Miss Laing's School — Charlotte Green — Examination of Baranagar School — Bengal ..."

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