bellyache-bush

noun
bel·​ly·​ache-bush
variants: or bellyache-weed

Definition of bellyache-bush

: a shrub (Jatropha gossipiifolia) of the southeastern U.S. that is reputedly poisonous and has seeds with purgative properties

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“Bellyache-bush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bellyache-bush. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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