What is another word for poinsettia?

Pronunciation: [pɔ͡ɪnsˈɛti͡ə] (IPA)

Poinsettias are a popular ornamental plant often associated with the Christmas season due to their bright red and green colors. However, there are a few other words that can be used synonymously with poinsettia, including Euphorbia pulcherrima, Christmas star, holiday flower, and Mexican flame leaf. Euphorbia pulcherrima is the scientific name for the poinsettia plant and is commonly used in academic or scientific discussions. The Christmas star and holiday flower are more casual terms for the plant, highlighting its festive connotations. Mexican flame leaf is another alternative name that emphasizes the plant's origins, as it is native to Mexico.

What are the hypernyms for Poinsettia?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Poinsettia

What I carried away was a memory of the blue above, the gliding river below, hot sun and stillness, and the hum of a large, irridescent black beetle that went blundering through scarlet poinsettia leaves into the white, scented blossoms of a leafless, grey-stemmed champak tree.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
Lovely lanes of palm and banana, brightened by trees of crimson poinsettia, wind upward to the hills, and a cluster of green islets gems the blue waters; the scarlet-stemmed Banka palm offering a glowing contrast to the sweeping emerald of the feathery fronds.
"Through the Malay Archipelago"
Emily Richings
Each little garden flames with red poinsettia, purple convolvulus, and yellow daisies.
"Through the Malay Archipelago"
Emily Richings

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