Definition of Palma christ

1. Noun. Large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricin; widely naturalized throughout the tropics.

Exact synonyms: Castor Bean Plant, Castor-oil Plant, Palma Christi, Ricinus Communis
Terms within: Castor Bean
Group relationships: Genus Ricinus, Ricinus
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palma Christ

palm off
palm oil
palm print
palm prints
palm reading
palm sugar
palm sunday
palm syrup
palm thief
palm thieves
palm tree
palm tree justice
palm trees
palm wax
palm wine
palma christ (current term)
palma christi
palma manus
palmaceous
palmacite
palmacites
palmar
palmar aponeurosis
palmar branch of median nerve
palmar branch of ulnar nerve
palmar carpal branch of radial artery
palmar carpal branch of ulnar artery
palmar carpal ligament
palmar carpometacarpal ligaments
palmar crease

Literary usage of Palma christ

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1. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1804)
"5.5. The cocoons, sometimes yellow, sometimes white. t>. A branch of the Palma Christ! in blossom, but uncoloured, rather smaller than natural. ..."

2. Journal of Voyages and Travels by the Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennet by Daniel Tyerman, George Bennet, London Missionary Society (1832)
"... of Marriage—palma christ! and other Plants— Native Martyrs—Great Marae—Arabu, Chief of Eimeo—Cowries, &c.—Roman Catholic Missionary—Trials of the first ..."

3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1840)
"quently unarmed, and marked by rings which indicate tj.-. places whence the leaves fall off. PALM A. [CANARIES.] PALMA. [MAI.LORCA.] palma christ! ..."

4. Baptist Missionary Magazine by American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1903)
"... the "palma christ!," so-called, is d'v'nely prepared to throw its friendly shade over this froward pupil in God's school. A worm, however, attacks it ..."

5. Handbook for Travellers in Northern Italy: Comprising Piedmont, Liguria by John Murray (Firm) (1891)
"... dark. pictures by the younger Palma, Christ before Pilate, and the Washing of Feet. Also a *Last Supper by Paris Bordone, and a triptych by Bart. ..."

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