Barbados Bar*ba"dos or Barbadoes Bar*ba"does, n. A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Barbādoes — (Barbados, Barbades, Barbada, spr. Barbehdos), 1) die östlichste der Caraibischen Inseln, etwa 4 Meilen lang, 3 Meilen breit u. 11 im Umfange, mit Ausschluß der in die Baien laufenden Landzungen. Flächeninhalt: 71/2 QM., von Korallenriffen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Barbadoes cherry — Cherry Cher ry (ch[e^]r r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr. F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L. cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso s, perh. fr. ke ras horn, from the hardness of the wood.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barbadoes cherries — Malpighia Mal*pi ghi*a, n. [NL. See {Malpighian}.] (Bot.) A genus of tropical American shrubs with opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of {Malpighia glabra} (formerly {Malpighia urens}) are eaten under the name of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barbadoes gooseberry — Gooseberry Goose ber*ry, n.; pl. {Gooseberries}, [Corrupted for groseberry or groiseberry, fr. OF. groisele, F. groseille, of German origin; cf. G. krausbeere, kr[ a]uselbeere (fr. kraus crisp), D. kruisbes, kruisbezie (as if crossberry, fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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