rosary pea

a woody tropical vine, Abrus precatorius , of the legume family, having extremely poisonous scarlet and black seeds that are used for beads and a root used as a substitute for licorice.

1865–70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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