Jequirity bean
Jequirity Je*quir"i*ty, n., or Jequirity bean Je*quir"i*ty bean` [Prob. fr. a native name.] (Bot.) The seed of the wild licorice ({Abrus precatorius}) used by the people of India for beads in rosaries and necklaces, as a standard weight, etc.; -- called also {jumble bead}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • jequirity-bean — vaistinis abras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Abrus precatorius), paplitęs atogrąžose, naudojamas papuošalams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Abrus precatorius angl. coral beadplant; crab s eye;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • jequirity bean — noun A poisonous bean, produced by the jequirity plant (Abrus precatorius) and used for making jewelry and percussion instruments …   Wiktionary

  • jequirity bean — noun see jequirity …   Useful english dictionary

  • jequirity bean — je·quir·i·ty bean jə kwir ət ē n 1) the poisonous scarlet and black seed of the rosary pea often used for beads 2) ROSARY PEA (1) * * * 1. Abrus precatorius. 2. the toxic seed of A. precatorius, which is used as a decorative bead but contains… …   Medical dictionary

  • jequirity bean — noun Etymology: French jékwirity, from Portuguese jequiriti, juqueriti, probably of Tupi Guarani origin; akin to Tupi jukɨrí rosary pea Date: circa 1889 1. the poisonous scarlet and black seed of the rosary pea often used for beads 2. rosary pea… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jequirity bean — ▪ plant also called  Rosary Pea, or Indian Licorice   (Abrus precatorius), plant of the pea family (Fabaceae), found in tropical regions. The hard, red and black seeds are attractive and are strung into necklaces and rosaries in India and other… …   Universalium

  • Jequirity — Je*quir i*ty, n., or Jequirity bean Je*quir i*ty bean [Prob. fr. a native name.] (Bot.) The seed of the wild licorice ({Abrus precatorius}) used by the people of India for beads in rosaries and necklaces, as a standard weight, etc.; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jequirity — [ji kwir′ə tē] n. pl. jequirities [Fr Jéquirity < Tupí Guaraní] 1. any of the poisonous, red and black seeds of a tropical, climbing plant (Abrus precatorius) of the pea family, used for beads and, formerly, as a weight: also jequirity bean 2 …   English World dictionary

  • jequirity — vaistinis abras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Abrus precatorius), paplitęs atogrąžose, naudojamas papuošalams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Abrus precatorius angl. coral beadplant; crab s eye;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • jequirity — /dʒəˈkwɪrəti/ (say juh kwiruhtee) noun (plural jequirities) 1. a leguminous climbing plant, Abrus precatorius, native to tropical Asia and naturalised elsewhere, with a poisonous scarlet seed jequirity bean, and a root used as a substitute for… …   Australian English dictionary

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