Jequirity-bean meaning

jə-kwîrĭ-tē
A poisonous bean, produced by the jequirity plant (Abrus precatorius) and used for making jewelry and percussion instruments.
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Origin of jequirity-bean

  • French jéquirity from Portuguese jequiriti, juqueriti of Tupí-Guaraní origin Tupí iukï'ri

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition