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Meaning of CASTOR-OIL PLANT

Pronunciation:  'kastur 'oyl

 
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 Definition: 
[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
 
 Synonyms: castor bean plant, palma christ, palma christi, Ricinus communis
 
 See Also: bush, castor bean, genus Ricinus, Ricinus, shrub

 

 

 

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