Castor bean
Castor bean Cas"tor bean` (Bot.) The bean or seed of the castor-oil plant ({Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}.) [1913 Webster]

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  • castor bean — castor bean, adj. 1. the seed of the castor oil plant. 2. See castor oil plant. [1810 20, Amer.; short for castor oil bean] * * * …   Universalium

  • castor bean — ☆ castor bean n. [prob. < past use of oil to replace CASTOR1] 1. the large, highly poisonous, beanlike seed of the castor oil plant 2. the plant itself …   English World dictionary

  • castor-bean — 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)

  • castor bean — noun the toxic seed of the castor oil plant; source of castor oil • Hypernyms: ↑oilseed, ↑oil rich seed • Part Holonyms: ↑castor oil plant, ↑castor bean plant, ↑palma christi, ↑palma christ, ↑Rici …   Useful english dictionary

  • castor bean — SYN: Ricinus. * * * cas·tor bean kas tər n the very poisonous seed of the castor oil plant also CASTOR OIL PLANT * * * 1. Ricinus communis. 2. the seed of R. communis, which yields castor oil but is also toxic …   Medical dictionary

  • castor bean — cas′tor bean n. 1) pln the poisonous seed of the castor oil plant 2) pln castor oil plant …   From formal English to slang

  • castor bean — noun Date: 1819 the very poisonous seed of the castor oil plant; also castor oil plant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • castor bean — noun The seed of the castor oil plant, Ricinus communis; used in the production of castor oil and of the poison ricin …   Wiktionary

  • castor bean — n. seed of the castor oil plant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • castor bean — noun the seed of the castor oil plant, containing the poisonous compound ricin …   English new terms dictionary

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