from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A seed of certain Mexican plants, especially of the genus Sebastiania, containing the larva of a tortricid moth whose movements cause the seed to jerk or roll.
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- noun Same as
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- noun A
Mexican jumping bean.
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- noun seed of Mexican shrubs of the genus Sebastiana containing the larva of a moth whose movements cause the bean to jerk or tumble
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