Definition of Barbadoes
1. Proper noun. (archaic spelling of Barbados) ¹
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Medical Definition of Barbadoes
A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc.
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.
Source: Websters Dictionary
(01 Mar 1998)
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