American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A poisonous, ornamental, tropical African herb or tree (Ricinus communis) having palmately lobed leaves and unisexual flowers and yielding a seed oil of commercial and medicinal value.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Same as Palma Christi.
- n. large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricin; widely naturalized throughout the tropics
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