jumble bead
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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  • Abrus precatorius — 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.;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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.;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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