a coarse, annual tropical grass (Coix lacryma-jobi) which bears hard, beadlike structures (modified leaves) containing edible grains
Origin of Job's-tearssee Job
the beadlike structures, often used ornamentally
- used with a sing. or pl. verb A tropical Asian grass (Coix lacryma-jobi) having white beadlike grains.
- used with a pl. verb The grains of this plant, eaten or used as ornamental beads.