Job's tears

plural noun

Definition of Job's tears

  1. 1 :  hard usually pearly white seeds of a tropical southeast Asian grass (Coix lacryma-jobi) often used as beads

  2. 2 singular in construction :  the grass producing Job's tears

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1597

First Known Use of job's tears

1597


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