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κροτών , ῶνος, ,
A.tick, Ixodes ricinus, Arist.HA552a15, Agatharch.58, Dsc.1.77, Plu.2.55e: prov., “ὑγιέστερος κροτῶνοςMen.318 (but Str.6.1.12 has Κρότωνος).
II. castor-oil tree, Ricinus communis (cf.κίκι), Hp.Mul.2.201, Thphr.HP1.10.1, 3.18.7, PRev.Laws39.3, al. (iii B. C.), etc.
2. in pl., seeds of the tree, PCair.Zen.499.10 (iii B. C.); in full, “κ. κίκεωςGal.19.743.
III. part of the ear, Poll.2.85. (Hdn. Gr.1.36 distinguishes κροτών from Κρότων the place-name.)
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