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castor-oil plant

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Same as Palma Christi.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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