palma christi


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Palma Christi - large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricinpalma christi - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
Castor oil is extracted from seeds of Palma Christi, the annual plant Ricinus communis and its other versions belonging to Euphorbiaceae family and cultivated almost in all tropical and subtropical countries.
Unrefined castor oil, also called the Palma Christi, contains ricin from the castor bean, a counterirritant with marvelous lymphatic-stimulating and pain-relieving properties.
The well was located at an isolated locality, west of the town, under the shadow of a variety of trees, including Palma Christi or castor oil bush (kourtounia) and Morus Alba (sycamore).