<botany> A genus of plants of the Spurge family, containing but one species (R. Communis), the castor-oil plant. The fruit is three-celled, and contains three large seeds from which castor oil iss expressed. See Palma Christi.

Origin: L, the castor-oil plant.

(01 Mar 1998)

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