jequirity bean

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je·​quir·​i·​ty bean | \ jə-ˈkwir-ə-tē- How to pronounce jequirity bean (audio) \

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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The first known use of jequirity bean was circa 1889

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“Jequirity bean.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jequirity%20bean. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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jequirity bean

noun
je·​quir·​i·​ty bean | \ jə-ˈkwir-ət-ē- How to pronounce jequirity bean (audio) \

Medical Definition of jequirity bean

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

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