Barbados nuts

Related to Barbados nuts: Jatropha curcas
the seeds of the Jatropha curcas, a plant growing in South America and elsewhere. The seeds and their acrid oil are used in medicine as a purgative. See Physic nut.

See also: Barbados

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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With the aim of reducing fuel imports and lowering environmental pollution, the island is boosting its biofuel output from the processing of Barbados nuts, which contain 27-40% oil that can be processed to produce a high-quality biodiesel fuel.
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