Pal"ma Chris"ti (?). [L., palm of Christ.] Bot.

A plant (Ricinus communis) with ornamental peltate and palmately cleft foliage, growing as a woody perennial in the tropics, and cultivated as an herbaceous annual in temperate regions; -- called also castor-oil plant.

[Sometimes corrupted into palmcrist.]

 

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