the cherrylike fruit of a small tree, Malpighia glabra, of the West Indies and adjacent areas, having a high concentration of vitamin C.
the tree itself.
a small tree or shrub, Malpighia glabra, that grows in the rainforests of N South America, Central America, and Jamaica
the small, soft, bright red fruit of this tree, which looks like a cherry but has a sharp flavour
- Barbados earth
noun a diatomaceous marl found in Barbados
- Barbados pride
Also called bead tree. a tropical African and Asian tree, Adenanthera pavonina, of the legume family, having feathery foliage and bearing red seeds that are used in beadwork. Also called Barbados flower fence, dwarf poinciana. a tropical, prickly shrub, Caesalpinia pulcherrima, having orange-yellow flowers with bright red stamens and bearing pods.
- Barbados gooseberry
Also called lemon vine. a treelike cactus, Pereskia aculeata, of tropical America, characterized by broad, elliptical leaves and spiny stems bearing a yellow, edible fruit. the fruit itself.
- Barbados nut
physic nut. 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. the fruit itself.