poinsettia poinsettia  /pɔ ɪn ˈsɛ ti ə/


  • (n) tropical American plant having poisonous milk and showy tapering usually scarlet petallike leaves surrounding small yellow flowers


  1. She has, however, sent me a poinsettia, poked me and placed a gift beneath my Christmas tree.
  2. The toughness of the poinsettia whitefly has evolved over generations.
  3. A likelier danger from the floral decorations of a contemporary Christmas is that a youngster will pull off and chew one of the pretty, pointed green leaves of a poinsettia plant.



  1. "We are looking forward to playing in the Poinsettia Bowl for the second time in three years. We had a great experience when we played there in 2007 and our players and staff are excited to be going back," said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham....
    on Dec 6, 2009 By: Kyle Whittingham Source: Deseret News

  2. "We are very excited to play in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl," TCU head coach Gary Patterson said. "Boise State is a BCS-caliber team, and I have a high admiration for (Bronco head coach) Chris Petersen and his staff....
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: Gary Patterson Source: Pegasus News

  3. Judy Garland called him a living 8-by-10 glossy, and Truman Capote called him the "poinsettia of botany."
    on Oct 30, 2007 By: Truman Capote Source: Chicago Tribune

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