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Noun: Ricinus communis
  1. Large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricin; widely naturalized throughout the tropics
    - castor-oil plant, castor bean plant, palma christi, palma christ

Type of: bush, shrub

Part of: genus Ricinus, Ricinus

Encyclopedia: Ricinus communis