Definitions for jequiritydʒəˈkwɪr ɪ ti

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je•quir•i•tydʒəˈkwɪr ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the Indian licorice, Abrus precatorius, of the legume family.

    Category: Plants

  2. Also called jequir′ity bean`. the poisonous scarlet seed of this plant, used for making necklaces and rosaries.

    Category: Plants

Origin of jequirity:

1880–85; < Pgjequirití < Tupi-Guaranijekirití


  1. jequirity(Noun)

    Abrus precatorius, a legume native to Indonesia with long, pinnate-leafleted leaves, whose toxic seeds ("jequirity bean") may be used as beads or in percussion instruments.


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