castor bean


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castor bean

n.
1. The castor-oil plant.
2. The poisonous seed of the castor-oil plant, from which castor oil is obtained.

castor bean

n
1. (Plants) another name for castor-oil plant
2. (Plants) the seed of this plant

cas′tor bean`


n.
1. the poisonous seed of the castor-oil plant.
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Noun1.castor bean - the toxic seed of the castor-oil plantcastor bean - the toxic seed of the castor-oil plant; source of castor oil
oil-rich seed, oilseed - any of several seeds that yield oil
castor bean plant, castor-oil plant, palma christ, palma christi, Ricinus communis - 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
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In September 1978, Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov was assassinated in London using an umbrella loaded with ricin, a toxin produced naturally by the castor bean plant.
We've replaced the fossil oils typically used to produce plastic or acetate frames, and temples, with lower carbon footprint organic oils derived from the castor bean.
According to 2013 data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the five largest castor bean producers are India (1,644,000 ton), Mozambique (60,000 ton), China (50,000 ton), Ethiopia (13,000 ton) and Brazil (12,526 ton) (FAOSTAT, 2015).
Moreover, ridge sowing method with 90 kg N ha-1 proved to be the effective technique for successful production of castor bean on salt affected soil.
The substrates used for in vitro incubation were Brachiaria grass (Brachiaria brizantha at 28 days of cutting) as control and byproducts resulting from the biodiesel industrialization: castor bean (Ricinus communis L.
Studies on the intercropping of castor bean with crop species such as sorghum, cowpea, common bean, sesame, and sunflower have evidenced yield advantages of intercropping over monocropping (Teixeira et al.
The writers in Science also report that castor oil, which is used as a lubricant in many settings and found in the seed of the toxic castor bean, can now be produced from the seeds of genetically modified Arabidopsis thaliana, a harmless mustard plant.
Brazil, the largest producer of castor bean in the world in the 1970s, suffered a drastic reduction in the planted area due to production and marketing problems.
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2012) studying the allelopathic effect of radish leaves on the bean crop observed that the extracts of leaves did not inhibit castor bean germination.
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