curcas oil

noun cur·cas oil \ˈkərkəs-\

Definition of curcas oil

  1. :  a colorless to yellowish cathartic fatty oil that contains a toxic principle, is obtained from physic nuts, and is used chiefly in medicine and soap-making

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Origin and Etymology of curcas oil

New Latin curcas (specific epithet of Jatropha curcas), from Spanish curcaso

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