Castor oil plant
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The plant קִיקָיוֹן (qiqaiwon) is possibly a castor oil plant. The קִיקָיוֹן (qiqaiwon) is the plant that provided shade for Jonah (Jonah 4:6). Castor oil plants grow wild in Israel and can grow up to twelve feet high.
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Castor-Oil Plant. A plant (Ricinus communis L.) belonging to the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae); it can reach a height of 5 m. (16 ft.) in five to six months. Its large hand-shaped leaves (about 1 m. [3 ft.] across) provide abundant shade; its fruit contains three large spotted seeds from which
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