- a brownish-yellow oil, expressed from the seeds of the croton, Croton tiglium, that is a drastic purgative and counterirritant.
Origin of croton oil
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Then he tried the croton-oil, and in ten days he was again under the old flag.
Some oils are active poisons, such as croton-oil, which is the most powerful physic known.Encyclopedia of Diet
A considerable number of prisoners smeared their faces with croton-oil to produce eruptions.
- a yellowish-brown oil obtained from the plant Croton tiglium, formerly used as a drastic purgativeSee also croton (def. 1)