jatropha

/ (ˈdʒætrəfə) /

noun

any plant of the genus Jatropha, esp the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas, originating in Central America but also found in Asia and Africa; used mainly as a component for biofuel

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Word Origin for jatropha

from Greek iatros physician + trophē nourishment
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