Physic nut

Definition of Physic nut

(Bot.) a small tropical American euphorbiaceous tree (Jatropha Curcas), and its seeds, which are well flavored, but contain a drastic oil which renders them dangerous if eaten in large quantities.

See also: Physic

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angiospermous tree, flowering tree, genus Jatropha, Jatropha, Jatropha curcus
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