mescal bean

noun

Definition of mescal bean

2a : a leguminous shrub or small tree (Sophora secundiflora) with alternate pinnate leaves often poisonous to livestock, flowers in dense one-sided racemes, and bright red narcotic seeds that resemble beans

called also coral bean

b : a seed of this plant

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“Mescal bean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mescal%20bean. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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