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rosary pea

noun

Definition of rosary pea

  1. 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

  2. 2 :  jequirity bean 1



Circa 1866

First Known Use of rosary pea

circa 1866


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rosary pea

noun

Medical Definition of rosary pea

  1. 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

  2. 2:  jequirity bean 1




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