French jékwirity, from Portuguese jequiriti, juqueriti, probably of Tupi-Guarani origin; akin to Tupi jukɨrí rosary pea
circa 1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1
“Jequirity bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jequirity%20bean. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.
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