Barbados nuts
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 — 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 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… …   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

  • Barbadoes — 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

  • Jatropha curcas — 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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