How To Spell croton?

Correct spelling: croton

What is the definition of croton?

  1. tropical Asiatic shrub; source of croton oil

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  1. Thus saying they did not however persuade the men of Croton but having had Demokedes rescued from them and the ship of burden which they were bringing with them taken away, they set sail to go back to Asia, and did not endeavour to visit any more parts of Hellas or to find out about them, being now deprived of their guide. – The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2) by Herodotus
  2. The people of this town continued to flourish for some time, but they finally quarreled with the neighboring colony of Croton – The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
  3. By the construction of one great reservoir to store the flow of the Croton water- shed for the supply of New York City, it is proposed to condemn the dwellings and lands now owned and occupied by several thousand people. – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  4. There was but little ground, principally extended in a lawn across the front, and banked, against the house, with the spotted leaves of croton plants, purple climbing Fausto, and Mar- Pacifico flowers deeply crimson. – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer
  5. We call it the croton bug, but it is not a bug at all, it is a cockroach. – The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley
  6. We started at last, in the hot hours of the morning, and the road at first skirts the banks of the Alaro, the Sagra of old, on whose banks was fought the fabled battle between the men of Croton and Locri. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  7. But where is the Croton water pipe? – The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces by John Kendrick Bangs
  8. I am not one to quibble over the efforts of man to supplement the work of nature, so that I confess without shame that the Croton lakes, to my cockney eye, merge flawlessly into this landscape. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  9. Quite suddenly she stopped, put her hands behind her back, and never again was she known to pick croton leaves to pieces. – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael
  10. The American lines were afterwards changed, and extended from Bedford to Croton bridge, and from there, following the course of that river, to the Hudson. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis

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