jatropha

/dʒəˈtroʊfə/ (say juh'trohfuh)

noun
1. a shrub, Jatropha curcas, native to South America but spread widely throughout the tropics; used as a drought-resistant plant on marginal land to produce biofuel, the oil being pressed from the seeds; physic nut.
2. a small shrub, Jatropha gossypifolia, with fruit and foliage toxic to humans and animals; a widespread weed in Australia; bellyache bush.
{New Latin: genus name, from Greek iatos physician + trophia nutrition}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Jatropha — integerrima Systematik Eurosiden I Ordnung: Malpighienartige (Malpighiales) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jatropha — Jatropha …   Wikipédia en Français

  • jatropha — ● jatropha nom masculin Nom générique d euphorbiacées, herbacées ou arbustives, d Amérique tropicale, aux fleurs le plus souvent unisexuées. (Le fruit est une capsule à trois coques.Jatropha curcas, encore appelé médicinier ou ricin d Amérique,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jatrŏpha — (spr. J atropha, I. L.), Pflanzengatt. aus der Familie der Euphorbiaceae Crotoneae, Monocle, Monadelphie L.; Arten: I. Curcas s. Curcas Adans. u. I. multifida (Adenorhopium multifidum), südamerikanische, in allen Theisen giftige Bäume, deren… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Jātropha — J. Hüll. (Brechnuß, Purgiernuß, Drüsenstrauch), Gattung der Euphorbiazeen, Bäume, Sträucher oder Kräuter mit abwechselnden, gestielten, ganzen oder fingerförmig gelappten oder geteilten Blättern, monözischen Blüten in meist trugdoldig rispigen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Jatropha — Jatrŏpha L., Pflanzengattg. der Euphorbiazeen. J. curcas L. oder Curcas purgans Endl., in trop. Ländern kultiviert, liefert das Purgier oder Brechnüsse, deren Samen purgierend und brechenerregend wirken; das Öl dient zum Schmieren, Brennen etc. J …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Jatropha — podagrica …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jatropha — Taxobox name = Jatropha image width = 250px image caption = Spicy jatropha ( Jatropha integerrima ) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Malpighiales familia = Euphorbiaceae subfamilia = Crotonoideae tribus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Jatropha —   Jatropha Jatropha …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jatropha — noun a mainly tropical genus of American plant belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae • Syn: ↑genus Jatropha • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Euphorbiaceae, ↑family Euphorbiaceae, ↑spurge family …   Useful english dictionary

  • jatropha — ▪ plant  (genus Jatropha), member of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae), native in both New World and Old World tropics and containing about 175 species of milky juiced herbs, shrubs, and trees, some useful for their oils or as ornamental plants… …   Universalium

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