Indian licorice
noun Date: circa 1890 rosary pea 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Indian licorice — n. JEQUIRITY (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • indian licorice — noun Usage: usually capitalized I : an East Indian twining herb (Abrus precatorius) with pinnate leaves and axillary clusters of small purple flowers and a root that is used as a substitute for licorice see jequirity * * * a woody tropical vine,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian-licorice — 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)

  • Indian licorice — a woody tropical vine, Abrus precatorius, of the legume family, having extremely poisonous scarlet and black seeds that are used for beads and a root used as a substitute for licorice. Also called crab s eye, rosary pea. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Indian licorice — In′dian lic′orice n. pln a woody tropical vine, Abrus precatorius, legume family, having seeds used for beads and a root used as a licorice substitute Also called rosary pea • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Indian licorice — /ɪndiən ˈlɪkərɪʃ/ (say indeeuhn likuhrish) noun → jequirity. Also, Indian liquorice …   Australian English dictionary

  • Indian — /in dee euhn/, n. 1. Also called American Indian, Amerind, Amerindian, Native American. a member of the aboriginal people of America or of any of the aboriginal North or South American stocks, usually excluding the Eskimos. 2. any of the… …   Universalium

  • licorice-vine — 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)

  • licorice vine — noun : indian licorice …   Useful english dictionary

  • wild licorice — noun 1. North American plant similar to true licorice and having a root with similar properties • Syn: ↑wild liquorice, ↑American licorice, ↑American liquorice, ↑Glycyrrhiza lepidota • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

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