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rosary pea

noun

Definition of ROSARY PEA

1
:  a tropical twining herb (Abrus precatorius) of the legume family that bears jequirity beans and has a root used as a substitute for licorice —called also Indian licorice, jequirity bean

First Known Use of ROSARY PEA

circa 1866

rosary pea

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ROSARY PEA

1
:  a tropical leguminous twining herb of the genus Abrus (A. precatorius) that bears jequirity beans and has a root used as a substitute for licorice—called also jequirity bean

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