mescal bean


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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