physic nut

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.physic nut - small tropical American tree yielding purple dye and a tanning extract and bearing physic nuts containing a purgative oil that is poisonous in large quantities
genus Jatropha, Jatropha - a mainly tropical genus of American plant belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
References in periodicals archive ?
curcas L is a member of the family Euphorbiaceae and also known as a physic nut, purging nut, Barbados nut and purgeerboontjie.
1], for physic nut seeds, which had moisture contents ranging from 5.
The species Pachycoris torridus (Scopoli, 1772) is popularly known as "stink bug of physic nut", due to their attacks to culture of physic nut (Jatropha curcas Linnaeus) (Silva et al.
Their topics include challenges for thermophilic biohydrogen production at the industrial scale, challenges to and opportunities for microbial fuel cells, potentials of Oscillatoria annae in producing bioethanol by degrading selected lignocellulosics, challenges and strategies in harnessing the potential of lignocellulosic biofuels, the effect of antioxidants on the long-term storage stability and oxidation stability of Pongamia pinnata and Jatropha cursus biodiesel, and the effect of fungal biotic stress on the physic nut.
Therefore, the crop importance of the physic nut as well as of microorganisms in the rhizosphere, in this study has been conducted bacteria with biotechnological characteristics associated to physic nut rhizosphere.
Nutrient accumulation curves in fruits and nutrient export by seeds and hull havesting of physic nut (Jathopha curcas L.
2013) used plant height for indirect selection in populations of the physic nut in order to obtain superior genotypes.
Abstract: In Brazil, smallholders produce the physic nut Jatropha curcas in association with crops such as pumpkin and com, besides weeds.
known as jatropha or physic nut, is a Euphorbia native to tropical America, which has been used since ancient times in medical applications, lighting homes and villages, soap production and as a hedge (HELLER, 1996).
the common name physic nut, known as Purgative nut, Barbados nut, Retanjot etc.