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any plant of the genus Jatropha, esp the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas, originating in Central America but also found in Asia and Africa; used mainly as a component for biofuel
[from Greek iatros physician + trophē nourishment]
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|Noun||1.||Jatropha - a mainly tropical genus of American plant belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae|
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants