Definition of Genus croton
1. Noun. Tropical shrubs and herbs; source of croton oil.
Group relationships: Euphorbiaceae, Family Euphorbiaceae, Spurge Family
Member holonyms: Croton, Croton Tiglium, Cascarilla, Croton Eluteria
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Croton
Literary usage of Genus croton
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"Many are weeds of waste places in the tropics. The genus Croton is represented in our country by numerous rank weeds in the South and West, often called ..."
2. Journal of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy by Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (1827)
"Out of nearly ninety species of the genus croton, this is the only purgative species. The expressed oils of the seed of three species of Jatropha, ..."
3. The Technologist (1863)
"... the Spaniards to several varieties of Cinchona bark but when found in our Pharmacopoeia is always intended for the bark furnished by the genus Croton. ..."
4. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1822)
"... by Icons in later times, or some other species of the genus Croton and Ricinus, we have no means of determining for •want of plates and descriptions. ..."
5. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"It is not at all improbable that this unusual growth of the nucellus will be found to pervade the ovules of all plants of the genus Croton. ..."
6. Flora Medica: Containing Coloured Delineations of the Various Medicinal by George Spratt (1829)
"The genus croton contains upwards of ninety species, f of which the Tiglium is the only one possessing purgative qualities. It appears that the natives of ..."