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a west indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc.

(Science: botany) barbados cherry, a species of elephantiasis incident to hot climates. Barbados nuts, the seeds of the jatropha curcas, a plant growing in south America and elsewhere. The seeds and their acrid oil are used in medicine as a purgative. See physic nut.

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