from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the West Indies, a seed of the bead-, necklace-, or jumby-tree, Ormosia monosperma. These seeds are nearly globular, half an inch in diameter, very hard, and in color a brilliant scarlet with a large black spot. They are the largest of the various kinds of coral beans often brought by travelers from the West Indies.
  • n. Same as jumble-bead.


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