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paw in se tee uh

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

  • She has, however, sent me a poinsettia, poked me and placed a gift beneath my Christmas tree.
  • Biologist Ramiro Royero has set up a computerized field office there to collect data on a plant still unknown to the outside world: a shrub whose poinsettia-like leaves are .
  • The toughness of the poinsettia whitefly has evolved over generations.
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  • Kyle Whittingham in Deseret News
    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....
  • Gary Patterson in Pegasus News
    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....
  • Truman Capote in Chicago Tribune
    Judy Garland called him a living 8-by-10 glossy, and Truman Capote called him the "poinsettia of botany."

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