Bar*ba"di*an(), a. Of or pertaining to Barbados. -- n. A native of Barbados.
Bar*ba"does} (), n. A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc.
(Bot.), a genus of trees of the West Indies (Malpighia) with an agreeably acid fruit resembling a cherry. --
(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.
Bar"ba*ra(), n. [Coined by logicians.] (Logic) The first word in certain mnemonic lines which represent the various forms of the syllogism. It indicates a syllogism whose three propositions are universal affirmatives. Whately.
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