Barbados

Definition of Barbados

Bar`ba´dos
n.1.A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc.
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.

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Bridgetown, capital of Barbados, Caribbean, country, land, state
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