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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A tropical plant with small, yellow flowers and red leaves that look like petals.

Usage examples (35)
  • The poinsettia was discovered in Mexico by Joel Poinsett.
  • (Poinsett, after whom the poinsettia is named, was the first U.S. minister to Mexico).
  • The poinsettia is a short-day or long-night plant.
  • The poinsettia is a Euphorbia, a succulent from the arid regions of Central America. for more
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