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- n. A drift seed, a drift fruit.
- n. Salicornia glasswort, when considered as food.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A red bean of unknown species used for ornament.
- Same as florida bean.
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Some other plant species such as the tropical vine Entada, also known as the sea bean produce seeds with an air space between the embryo and the seed coat, suited for longdistance flotation.