rosary pea

noun

Definition of rosary pea

1 : a tropical twining herb (Abrus precatorius) of the legume family that bears jequirity beans and has a root used as a substitute for licorice called also Indian licorice, jequirity bean

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1834

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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rosary pea

noun

medical Definition of rosary pea

1 : a tropical leguminous twining herb of the genus Abrus (A. precatorius) that bears jequirity beans and has a root used as a substitute for licorice called also jequirity bean

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