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- n. an East Asian grass, Coix lacryma-jobi, sometimes harvested as a cereal
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small genus of coarse monœcious grasses, of which one species, C. Lacryma, a native of eastern Asia, is found in gardens under the name of Job's-tears.
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