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poinsettiapoin‧set‧ti‧a /pɔɪnˈsetiə/ noun [countable]  HBPDLGa tropical plant with groups of large red or white leaves that look like flowers
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poinsettiaPalms loomed over cypresses and poinsettias, and brown men in straw hats trimmed the miles of green lawns.Both poinsettias and cyclamens benefit from a summer outdoors.This complementary pair of colors is easily accessible in cyclamen, poinsettias and berrying plants.They include oleander, poinsettia and other members of the Euphorbia family, and the castor-oil plant.Stick small poinsettias inside the larger ones with royal icing, then arrange flowers and leaves on the cake, as shown.So out goes the poinsettia with the trash.Now comes the final Christmas tradition: killing the poinsettia.Water the poinsettia moderately, experts say.
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