HyperDic: castor-oil_plant

English > 1 sense of the expression castor-oil plant:
NOUNplantcastor-oil plant, castor bean plant, palma christi, palma christ, Ricinus communislarge shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricin
English > castor-oil plant: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaninglarge 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.
Synonymscastor bean plant, palma christi, palma christ, Ricinus communis
Member ofRicinus, genus RicinusA genus of herb having only one known species
Partscastor beanThe toxic seed of the castor-oil plant
Broadershrub, bushA low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Spanishcherva, ricino, ricinus communis
Catalanricinus communis

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