from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. A string of beads for keeping count of the prayers one is saying.
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- n. A string of beads used by members of various religions to count prayers, chants or devotions.
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- n. a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)
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