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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 The art of healing diseases; the science of medicine; the theory or practice of medicine; -- an archaic term, superseded by medicine.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." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A specific internal application for the cure or relief of sickness; a remedy for disease; a medicine. [1913 Webster] 3. Specifically, a medicine that purges; a cathartic. [1913 Webster] 4. A physician. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Barbados \Bar*ba"dos\ or Barbadoes \Bar*ba"does\, n. A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc. [1913 Webster] Barbados cherry (Bot.), a genus of trees of the West Indies (Malpighia) with an agreeably acid fruit resembling a cherry. Barbados leg (Med.), a species of elephantiasis incident to hot climates. Barbados nuts, the seeds of the Jatropha curcas, a plant growing in South America and elsewhere. The seeds and their acrid oil are used in medicine as a purgative. See Physic nut. [1913 Webster]




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