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 for Barbadoes
From 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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