Ricinus

Definition of Ricinus

Ric´i`nus
n.1.(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 oil is expressed. See Palma Christi.

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castor bean plant, castor-oil plant, Euphorbiaceae, family Euphorbiaceae, genus Ricinus, palma christ, palma christi, Ricinus communis, rosid dicot genus, spurge family
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