prayer bead


Definition of prayer bead

1 prayer beads plural : a string of beads by which prayers are counted specifically : rosary
2 : job's tears

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First Known Use of prayer bead

1630, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Prayer bead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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