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.
Terms within: Castor Bean
Group relationships: Genus Ricinus, Ricinus
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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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. ..."