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 for physic nut
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Physic \Phys"ic\ (f[i^]z"[i^]k), n. [OE. phisike, fisike, OF.
     phisique, F. physique knowledge of nature, physics, L.
     physica, physice, fr. Gr. fysikh`, fr. fysiko`s natural, from
     fy`sis nature, fr. fy`ein to produce, grow, akin to E. be.
     See Be, and cf. Physics, Physique.]
     1. The art of healing diseases; the science of medicine; the
        theory or practice of medicine; -- an archaic term,
        superseded by medicine. [archaic] "A doctor of physik."
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     2. A specific internal application for the cure or relief of
        sickness; a remedy for disease; a medicine.
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     3. Specifically, a medicine that purges; a cathartic.
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     4. A physician. [R.] --Shak.
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     Physic nut (Bot.), a small tropical American euphorbiaceous
        tree ({Jatropha Curcas), and its seeds, which are well
        flavored, but contain a drastic oil which renders them
        dangerous if eaten in large quantities.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  physic nut
      n 1: small tropical American tree yielding purple dye and a
           tanning extract and bearing physic nuts containing a
           purgative oil that is poisonous in large quantities [syn:
           physic nut, Jatropha curcus]

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