castor bean plant


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Noun1.castor bean plant - large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricincastor bean plant - 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
castor bean - the toxic seed of the castor-oil plant; source of castor oil
genus Ricinus, Ricinus - a genus of herb having only one known species: castor-oil plant
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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from 100 percent recycled pre-consumer polymer resins, and Revo Eco-Use (TM), a sustainable take on traditional plastic made from the seed of the castor bean plant in place of widely used petroleum-based nylons.
Ricin is a protein that is found in the seeds of the castor bean plant, the same plant that yields castor oil.
The Orgasol Green Touch life cycle starts with the castor bean plant named Ricinus communis.
A castor bean plant with reddish-green leaves and vermillion blossoms hides the fire hydrant on the east side.
The castor bean plant is highly ornamental, its sharply and deeply lobed leaves turning attractive shades of scarlet and burgundy in the fall.
The castor bean plant (ricinus communis) is a 4- to 12-foot shrub-like herb originating in Southeast Africa, but it has a worldwide distribution.
The poison, derived from the castor bean plant, is extremely deadly in tiny amounts.
It is derived from the castor bean plant and is relatively easily made.
Ricin, which is derived from the castor bean plant, can kill within days.
Ricin, extracted from the seeds of the castor bean plant Ricinus communis, is one of the most-feared substances with the potential to be used as a bio-terror agent or weapon of mass destruction.