jequirity bean

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noun je·quir·i·ty bean \jə-ˈkwir-ə-tē-\

Definition of jequirity bean

  1. 1 :  the poisonous scarlet and black seed of the rosary pea often used for beads

  2. 2 :  rosary pea 1

Origin and Etymology of jequirity bean

French jékwirity, from Portuguese jequiriti, juqueriti, probably of Tupi-Guarani origin; akin to Tupi juk i̵ rosary pea


First Known Use: circa 1889


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jequirity bean

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noun je·quir·i·ty bean \jə-ˈkwir-ət-ē-\

Medical Definition of jequirity bean

  1. 1:  the poisonous scarlet and black seed of the rosary pea often used for beads

  2. 2:  rosary pea 1


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