Definitions for jequiritydʒəˈkwɪr ɪ ti
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
je•quir•i•tydʒəˈkwɪr ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
the Indian licorice, Abrus precatorius, of the legume family.
Also called jequir′ity bean`. the poisonous scarlet seed of this plant, used for making necklaces and rosaries.
Origin of jequirity:
1880–85; < Pgjequirití < Tupi-Guaranijekirití
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.