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; -- called also {castor-oil plant}. [Sometimes corrupted into {palmcrist}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Ricinus communis — Ricinus Ric i*nus, n. [L., the castor oil plant.] (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Spurge family, containing but one species ({Ricinus communis}), the castor oil plant. The fruit is three celled, and contains three large seeds from which castor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Ricinus communis — Dieser Artikel behandelt die Pflanze Wunderbaum; zu dem gleichnamigen Riechstoffverbreiter siehe Wunder Baum. Wunderbaum Früchte des Wunderbaums (Ricinus communis) Systematik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ricinus communis — paprastasis ricinmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Karpažolinių šeimos aliejinis, dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Ricinus communis), kilęs iš Afrikos. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai), gaunami… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Ricinus communis — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ricinus communis — Palmic Pal mic, a. [Cf. F. palmique.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}) and other species of the family {Euphorbiaceae}; formerly used to designate an acid now called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ricinus communis — ricinoleic acid ic in*o le*ic ac id, n. (Chem.) An organic acid ({C18H34O3}) obtained from the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}) and other species of the family {Euphorbiaceae}; chemicaly it is d 12 hydroxyoleic acid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ricinus communis — Castor oil Cas tor oil (k[a^]s t[ e]r oil ). A mild cathartic oil, expressed or extracted from the seeds of the {Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}. When fresh the oil is inodorous and insipid. [1913 Webster] {Castor oil plant}. Same as {Palma …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ricinus communis — Castor bean Cas tor bean (Bot.) The bean or seed of the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}.) [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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