Jatropha

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Jatropha

(jat'rō-fă),
A genus of plants of the family Euphorbiaceae; a poisonous plant found in eastern Africa and the West Indies.
[G. iatros, physician, + trophē, nourishment]

Jatropha

a genus of the plant family Euphorbiaceae; some plants contain unidentified purgatives and cause diarrhea. Includes J. curcas (physic or purging nut), J. gossypifolia (bellyache bush), J. stimulosa (spurge nettle); others cause cyanide poisoning, e.g. J. multifida (umbrella tree, coral bush).