Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A seed of the Indian licorice, Abrus precatorius.

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Examples

  • The tree is known by a host of common names, including red-bead tree, red sandalwood, and Circassian-bean in English; raktakambal (India); saga (Malaysia); lope (Samoa and Tonga); coralitos, peronias, and jumble-bead (Caribbean).

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  • The scientific name is derived from a combination of the Greek aden, "a gland," and anthers, "anther"; alluding to the aCircassianbeananthers being tipped with a deciduous gland The tree is known by a host of common names, including red-bead tree, red sandalwood, and Circassian-bean in English; raktakambal (India); saga (Malaysia); lope (Samoa and Tonga); coralitos, peronias, and jumble-bead (Caribbean).

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