jequirity bean


jequirity bean

Tropical plant (Abrus precatorius; family Fabaceae). Its hard red and black seeds, though highly poisonous, are strung into necklaces and rosaries in India and other tropical areas. In India the seeds are also used as a unit of weight (ratti).

Variants of JEQUIRITY BEAN

jequirity bean or rosary pea or Indian licorice

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