Definition of Castor bean

1. Noun. The toxic seed of the castor-oil plant; source of castor oil.




Definition of Castor bean

1. Noun. The seed of the castor oil plant, ''Ricinus communis''; used in the production of castor oil and of the poison ricin. ¹

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Medical Definition of Castor bean

1. The seed of the castor bean or castor oil plant, ricinus communis, which yields castor oil. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Castor Bean

castlets
castlette
castlettes
castling
castlings
castmate
castmates
castmember
castmembers
castock
castocks
castoff
castoffs
castor-oil
castor-oil plant
castor bean (current term)
castor bean plant
castor beans
castor oil
castor sugar
castoreum
castoreums
castories
castorin
castors
castory
castral
castrametation
castrametations
castrate

Literary usage of Castor bean

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"Two castor bean preparations were used: Preparation A, consisting of ground, ... In the experiments, the castor bean preparation was mixed with the urea ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The castor-oil plant belongs to a family that has over four thousand species and is developed PiC. 325. Flowers of castor-bean. ..."

3. Experiments with plants by Winthrop John Van Leuven Osterhout (1905)
"often lifting up a good -sized lump of earth on emerging; the Castor-bean doubles and twists (Fig. 58), like an athlete straining every muscle; ..."

4. Biology: An Introductory Study for Use in Colleges by Herbert William Conn (1912)
"For this purpose we will study the castor bean ... The castor bean (Ricinus communis) is the plant from which castor oil is obtained; it is also used as an ..."

5. New American Farm Book by Richard Lamb Allen (1869)
"THE castor bean, (RICINUS COMMUNIS, COMMONLY CALLED PALMA. CHRISTI,) Is a native of the West India Islands, where it grows with great luxuriance. ..."

6. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"Castor oil is derived from the familiar castor bean (Ricinus communis), ... The castor bean has been grown for the bean as far north as Kentucky in the ..."

7. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England by Royal Agricultural Society of England (1881)
"with castor-bean cake, and extremely poisonous. ... My experience with regard to castor-bean cake is that, whilst castor-oil, as you well know, ..."

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