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Meaning of CASTOR OIL

Pronunciation:  'kastur oyl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor plant; used in paint and varnish as well as medically
 
 See Also: aperient, cathartic, physic, purgative, ricinoleic acid

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cas"tor oil\ (k[a^]s"t[~e]r oil`).
A mild cathartic oil, expressed or extracted from the seeds
of the {Ricinus communis}, or {Palma Christi}. When fresh the
oil is inodorous and insipid.

{Castor-oil plant}. Same as {Palma Christi}.

 

 

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