- (genus): Plantae - kingdom; angiosperms, eudicots, core eudicots, rosids, eurosids I, COM clade - clades; Malpighiales - order; Euphorbiaceae - family; Crotonoideae - subfamily; Crotoneae - tribe
- (genus): Croton tiglium - type species; for other species see List of Croton species on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Croton (plant) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Croton on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
- Croton on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
- Croton at USDA Plants database
The river takes its name from the (Mohegan-Pequot) name of the chief of the group which lived along it. (It was formerly named after the group itself, the Kitchawan subdivision of the Mohegan.) The river feeds the Croton Reservoir in Croton-on-Hudson, which feeds the Croton Aqueduct, which supplies water to New York City, hence the metonymic sense.
Early spellings of the name include Scroton.
- A river in southern New York.
- (dated) The water supply of New York City. [from 1840]
1869, “Annual report of the Department of Public Charities of the City of New York”, in (Please provide the title of the work), page 178:
- The pumps now draw water from this tank, instead of from the "Croton main" as formerly.
1891, Transactions of the Royal Institute of British Architects, page 364:
- The water, supplied from the "Croton" main at the 68th Street side of the building, is connected by two pipes: one for direct service, and the other to supply a hot-air engine, which forces the water to the tank at the top of the house for a high or indirect service.
1895 June 29, “THE POOR WATER SUPPLY; Business Men Alarmed by The New-York Times Exposures”, in New York Times:
- New York Cotton Exchange - A pressure of about 14 pounds from the Croton main
- Croton bug (cockroach)