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Word of the Day 12/11/19 Poinsettia

Poinsettia (noun)
poinsettia [ poin-set-ee-uh, -set-uh ]
(previously 12-21-14)

noun
1. a plant, Euphorbia (Poinsettia) pulcherrima, of the spurge family, native to Mexico and Central America, having variously lobed leaves and brilliant scarlet, pink, or white petallike bracts.

Origin: 1830–40; < New Latin, named after J. R. Poinsett (1799–1851), American minister to Mexico, who discovered the plant there in 1828; see -ia

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POINSETTIA
However, things went sour quickly at her Poinsettia Place apartment.
MOTHER OF LOS ANGELES’ ALLEGED ARSONIST HAD A WILD LIFE|CHRISTINE PELISEK|JANUARY 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST

In October 2010, she moved into a $1,195 per month one-bedroom apartment on Poinsettia Place in Hollywood.
MOTHER OF LOS ANGELES’ ALLEGED ARSONIST HAD A WILD LIFE|CHRISTINE PELISEK|JANUARY 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST

Poinsettia has been steadily increasing in popularity, and can be surrounded by ferns that will live on indefinitely.
GARDENING FOR LITTLE GIRLS|OLIVE HYDE FOSTER

These have given quite a new aspect to the vegetation, while bright colour is imparted by species of Bougainvillea and Poinsettia.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 17, SLICE 3|VARIOUS

Her cheeks matched the poinsettia, or Christmas flower, and her eyes were as blue as the sapphires in the jewel shops.
DOROTHY DALE'S QUEER HOLIDAYS|MARGARET PENROSE

The beautiful Christmas flower, the poinsettia, was named in compliment to Mr. Poinsett.
AS I REMEMBER|MARIAN GOUVERNEUR

What but the Poinsettia, paltry scions of which, like the Dracæna, adorn our hothouses and dinner-tables.
AT LAST|CHARLES KINGSLEY

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