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POINSETTIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does poinsettia mean? 

POINSETTIA (noun)
  The noun POINSETTIA has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: POINSETTIA used as a noun is very rare.


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POINSETTIA (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Christmas flower; Christmas star; Euphorbia pulcherrima; lobster plant; Mexican flameleaf; poinsettia; painted leaf

Hypernyms ("poinsettia" is a kind of...):

spurge (any of numerous plants of the genus Euphorbia; usually having milky often poisonous juice)

Holonyms ("poinsettia" is a member of...):

Euphorbia; genus Euphorbia (type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice)


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