Definitions for jatropha
Jatropha, genus Jatropha(noun)
a mainly tropical genus of American plant belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
Any of several plants, of the genus Jatropha, native to the Northern Hemisphere; some have medicinal attributes and others are grown as a source of biodiesel.
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A plant genus of the family EUPHORBIACEAE. Members contain jatrophone and other diterpenes.