follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

physic nut

noun
1.
an ornamental, tropical American tree, Jatropha curcas, of the spurge family, having ivylike leaves, small, yellow or greenish-yellow flowers, and olive-shaped fruit yielding a purgative, poisonous oil.
2.
the fruit itself.
Also called Barbados nut, purging nut.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for physic nut

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for physic

16
16
Scrabble Words With Friends