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Noun: physic nut  fi-zik nút
  1. Small tropical American tree yielding purple dye and a tanning extract and bearing physic nuts containing a purgative oil that is poisonous in large quantities
    - Jatropha curcus

Derived forms: physic nuts

Type of: angiospermous tree, flowering tree

Part of: genus Jatropha, Jatropha

Encyclopedia: Physic nut