croton definition

  • noun:
    • some of different flowers of this genus Croton, including the resources of cascarilla bark and croton oil.
    • a classic World tropical evergreen shrub (Codiaeum variegatum) extensively cultivated as a houseplant for its shiny multicolored vegetation.
    • any one of different flowers, of genus Croton, that yield croton oil.
    • A tropical evergreen shrub, Codiaeum variegatum, having glossy foliage, cultivated as a houseplant.
    • the primary water supply pipe to a building or apartment, from Croton River, dams, reservoirs and aqueduct providing new york with liquid.

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