castor-oil plant

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Synonyms for castor-oil plant

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

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Jatropha clavuligera without galls, together with combinations (4 test plants per cage) of tomato, bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.), castor-oil plant, lemon (Citrus limon [L.] Burm.f.), J.
(Translated from the Hebrew by Cindy Eisner) Yesterday I saw the Prophet Jonah emerge from behind the filthy garage near the stadium, in the Jaffa mud: I stood peeing on the wide scorched leaves of a castor-oil plant; all around me lay a once-pure dune defeated by the effluent of burnt oil, and foul fumes masked the gleam of the water.
"The cultivation of the castor-oil plant to extract a biodiesel is part of the Brazilian government objective of stimulating the production of biofuels," said Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture official Cezar Martins da Rocha.
Over 40,000 native trees have been planted and weed removal of such invasive and environmentally disruptive species as Cat's Claw Creeper (Macfadyena unguis-catii), Castor-Oil Plant (Ricinus communis), and Balloon Vine (Cardiospermum grandiflorum) is well under way.
Q About 20 years ago my daughter gave me a castor-oil plant. It is now 5ft 6ins tall, but my gardening books say it should only be about 4ft.
You can do worse than the castor-oil plant, Ricinus communis.
To which God replies, "You are upset about a castor-oil plant...and am I not to feel sorry for Nineveh, the great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left?" (Jon.