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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Physic nut(0.00847 detik)
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English → English (WordNet)
Definition: physic nut
n : small tropical American tree yielding purple dye and a
tanning extract and bearing physic nuts containing a
purgative oil that is poisonous in large quantities [syn:
English → English (gcide)
Definition: Physic nut
Physic \Phys"ic\, n. [OE. phisike, fisike, OF. phisique, F.
physique knowledge of nature, physics, L. physica, physice,
fr. Gr. ?, fr. fysiko`s natural, from fy`sis nature, fr. ? to
produce, grow, akin to E. be. See Be, and cf. Physics,
1. The art of healing diseases; the science of medicine; the
theory or practice of medicine. “A doctor of physik.”
2. A specific internal application for the cure or relief of
sickness; a remedy for disease; a medicine.
3. Specifically, a medicine that purges; a cathartic.
4. A physician. [R.] --Shak.
Physic nut (Bot.), a small tropical American euphorbiaceous
tree (Jatropha Curcas), and its seeds, which are well
flavored, but contain a drastic oil which renders them
dangerous if eaten in large quantities.