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barbadoes


barbadoes


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barbados  \Bar*ba"dos\  or  Barbadoes  \Bar*ba"does\,  n. 
  A  West  Indian  island,  giving  its  name  to  a  disease,  to  a 
  cherry,  etc 
 
  {Barbados  cherry}  (Bot.),  a  genus  of  trees  of  the  West  Indies 
  ({Malpighia})  with  an  agreeably  acid  fruit  resembling  a 
  cherry. 
 
  {Barbados  leg}  (Med.),  a  species  of  elephantiasis  incident  to 
  hot  climates. 
 
  {Barbados  nuts},  the  seeds  of  the  {Jatropha  curcas},  a  plant 
  growing  in  South  America  and  elsewhere.  The  seeds  and 
  their  acrid  oil  are  used  in  medicine  as  a  purgative.  See 
  {Physic  nut}.