from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural A string of beads for keeping count of the prayers one is saying.

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  • noun A string of beads used by members of various religions to count prayers, chants or devotions.

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  • noun a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)


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