A SE Asian grass which bears its seeds inside hollow pear-shaped receptacles, which are grey and shiny and sometimes used as beads.
- Coix lacryma-jobi, family Gramineae
More example sentences
- Alternative staples such as foxtail millet, Job's tears, taro, yams and sago played a more important role in other parts of the archipelago.
- Salicylic acid combined with ‘ethnobotanicals,’ like Job's tears, yarrow and burdock, is more effective.
- Prepare 50 grams of sticky rice, 250 grams of seeds of Job's tears, 20 grams of Chinese dates and 20 grams of longan.
late 16th century: named after the patriarch Job.
More definitions of Job's tearsDefinition of Job's tears in:
- The US English dictionary