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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants of the natural order Euphorbiaceæ, and tribe Crotoneæ, embracing some 68 species belonging to the warmer parts of both hemispheres, but chiefly American.

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  • noun Any of several plants, of the genus Jatropha, native to the Northern Hemisphere; some have medicinal attributes and others are grown as a source of biodiesel.

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  • noun a mainly tropical genus of American plant belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae

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