Barbados cherry
Barbados Bar*ba"dos or Barbadoes Bar*ba"does, n. A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Barbados cherry} (Bot.), a genus of trees of the West Indies ({Malpighia}) with an agreeably acid fruit resembling a cherry.

{Barbados leg} (Med.), a species of elephantiasis incident to hot climates.

{Barbados nuts}, the seeds of the {Jatropha curcas}, a plant growing in South America and elsewhere. The seeds and their acrid oil are used in medicine as a purgative. See {Physic nut}. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • barbados cherry — noun 1. tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries • Syn: ↑acerola, ↑Surinam cherry, ↑West Indian cherry, ↑Malpighia glabra • Hypernyms: ↑dicot, ↑dicotyledon, ↑magnoliopsid …   Useful english dictionary

  • barbados cherry — Malpighia glabra Malpighia glabra prop. n. (Bot.) THe species name of the acerola, also called {barbados cherry}, a tropical American shrub bearing edible cherrylike acid red fruit. Syn: barbados cherry, acerola, Surinam cherry, West Indian… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barbados cherry — ▪ plant also called  West Indian Cherry, or Acerola,    common name for various tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs of the genera Bunchiosa and Malpighia (family Malpighiaceae), especially M. glabra, M. punicifolia, and M. urens.       The… …   Universalium

  • Barbados-cherry — kraštuotoji malpigija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Malpigijinių šeimos maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Malpighia emarginata), paplitęs Centrinėje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Malpighia emarginata; Malpighia glabra;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Barbados cherry — /babeɪdɒs ˈtʃɛri/ (say bahbaydos cheree) noun → acerola. {from Barbados} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Barbados cherry — noun acerola …   Wiktionary

  • Barbados cherry — acerola …   Medical dictionary

  • barbados-cherry family — noun Usage: usually capitalized B : malpighiaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Barbados — Bar*ba dos or Barbadoes Bar*ba does, n. A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc. [1913 Webster] {Barbados cherry} (Bot.), a genus of trees of the West Indies ({Malpighia}) with an agreeably acid fruit resembling a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barbados leg — Barbados Bar*ba dos or Barbadoes Bar*ba does, n. A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc. [1913 Webster] {Barbados cherry} (Bot.), a genus of trees of the West Indies ({Malpighia}) with an agreeably acid fruit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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