1. [ noun ] (botany) poinsettia of United States and eastern Mexico; often confused with Euphorbia heterophylla
Synonyms: Mexican_fire_plant Euphorbia_cyathophora fire-on-the-mountain
Related terms: spurge Euphorbia
2. [ noun ] (botany) tropical American plant having poisonous milk and showy tapering usually scarlet petallike leaves surrounding small yellow flowers
Synonyms: Christmas_star Christmas_flower lobster_plant Mexican_flameleaf Euphorbia_pulcherrima poinsettia
Related terms: spurge Euphorbia
Similar spelling:   painted_turtle