ordeal tree definition

  • noun:
    • a poisonous tree of Madagascar (Tanghinia venenata syn. Cerbera venenata). People suspected of criminal activity tend to be obligated to consume the seeds of this plumlike fresh fruit, and crooks are placed to demise by being pricked with a lance dipped when you look at the juice associated with seeds.
    • evergreen shrub or tree of South Africa

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