Ordeal tree

Definition of Ordeal tree

(Bot.) a poisonous tree of Madagascar (Tanghinia venenata syn. Cerbera venenata). Persons suspected of crime are forced to eat the seeds of the plumlike fruit, and criminals are put to death by being pricked with a lance dipped in the juice of the seeds.

See also: Ordeal

Related Words

Acocanthera, Acocanthera oppositifolia, Acocanthera venenata, Acokanthera, bush, bushman's poison, genus Acocanthera, genus Acokanthera, shrub
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