jequirity bean

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

Definition of jequirity bean 

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

First Known Use of jequirity bean

circa 1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jequirity bean

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

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jequirity bean

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

Medical Definition of jequirity bean 

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

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