physic nut definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny tropical American euphorbiaceous tree (Jatropha Curcas), and its seeds, which are well flavored, but contain a drastic oil which renders all of them dangerous if eaten in large volumes.
    • small tropical American tree producing purple dye and a tanning extract and bearing physic peanuts containing a purgative oil that's toxic in large volumes

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