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Noun: poinsettia  poyn'se-tee-u
  1. Tropical American plant having poisonous milk and showy tapering usually scarlet petallike leaves surrounding small yellow flowers
    - Christmas star, Christmas flower, lobster plant, Mexican flameleaf, painted leaf, Euphorbia pulcherrima

Derived forms: poinsettias

Type of: spurge

Part of: Euphorbia, genus Euphorbia

Encyclopedia: Poinsettia