palmcrist
Palma Christi Pal"ma Chris"ti [L., palm of Christ.] (Bot.) A plant ({Ricinus communis}) with ornamental peltate and palmately cleft foliage, growing as a woody perennial in the tropics, and cultivated as an herbaceous annual in temperate regions; -- called also {castor-oil plant}. [Sometimes corrupted into {palmcrist}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Palmcrist — Palm crist, n. The palma Christi. ( Jonah iv. 6, margin, and Douay version, note.) [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palmcrist — variant of palma christi …   Useful english dictionary

  • castor-oil plant — Palma Christi Pal ma Chris ti [L., palm of Christ.] (Bot.) A plant ({Ricinus communis}) with ornamental peltate and palmately cleft foliage, growing as a woody perennial in the tropics, and cultivated as an herbaceous annual in temperate regions; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palma Christi — Pal ma Chris ti [L., palm of Christ.] (Bot.) A plant ({Ricinus communis}) with ornamental peltate and palmately cleft foliage, growing as a woody perennial in the tropics, and cultivated as an herbaceous annual in temperate regions; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ricinus communis — Palma Christi Pal ma Chris ti [L., palm of Christ.] (Bot.) A plant ({Ricinus communis}) with ornamental peltate and palmately cleft foliage, growing as a woody perennial in the tropics, and cultivated as an herbaceous annual in temperate regions; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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