Definition of Castor bean plant

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Castor-oil Plant, Palma Christ, Palma Christi, Ricinus Communis
Terms within: Castor Bean
Group relationships: Genus Ricinus, Ricinus
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Castor Bean Plant

castlette
castlettes
castling
castlings
castmate
castmates
castmember
castmembers
castock
castocks
castoff
castoffs
castor-oil
castor-oil plant
castor bean
castor bean plant (current term)
castor beans
castor oil
castor sugar
castoreums
castories
castorin
castors
castory
castral
castrametation
castrametations

Literary usage of Castor bean plant

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1. Putnam's Garden Handbook by Mae Savell Croy (1917)
"Castor-Oil Bean The castor bean plant is very desirable for making shade in sunny ... The use of the castor bean plant with cannas, caladium, scarlet sage, ..."

2. Natural History of Hawaii: Being an Account of the Hawaiian People, the by William Alanson Bryan (1915)
"The castor bean plant,25 cultivated in several places, has escaped and grows everywhere as a roadside shrub, often fifteen to thirty feet in height, ..."

3. Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory and Classroom by Robert Greenleaf Leavitt, Charles Herbert Clark, Mrs. Sophia M'Ilvaine (Bledsoe) Herrick, Asa Gray (1901)
"growing point; a mode of protection quite perfectly represented, also, by the Castor Bean plant (Fig. 16). In the Mullein, protection is assured both in the ..."

4. Southern California Quarterly by Los Angeles County Pioneers of Southern California, Historical Society of Southern California (1907)
"The castor bean plant had some faults of its own that did not commend it as an agricultural stand by. It had a trick of volunteering its services when they ..."

5. Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory and Classroom: (based on by Robert Greenleaf Leavitt (1901)
"... by the Castor Bean plant (Fig. 16). In the Mullein, protection is assured both in the growing J4. End of the stem, and two iias- cent leaves, in Coleus, ..."

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