Ricinus

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Etymology[edit]

New Latin from Latin ricinus (tick), so called because the castor seed is shaped like a tick.

Proper noun[edit]

Ricinus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Euphorbiaceae — the castor plant.
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Ricinidae — several bird lice.