jatropha definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a few flowers, regarding the genus Jatropha, indigenous to the Northern Hemisphere; some have medicinal characteristics as well as others tend to be grown as a source of biodiesel.
    • A genus of flowers of the natural purchase EuphorbiaceƦ, and tribe CrotoneƦ, embracing some 68 types of the warmer areas of both hemispheres, but chiefly United states.
    • a mainly tropical genus of US plant from the family members Euphorbiaceae

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