Entry from US English dictionary
1A tropical plant of the pea family that produces extremely poisonous, shiny, scarlet beans with a black eye.
- Genus Abrus, family Leguminosae: several species, in particular A. precatorius.
- Two extremely toxic plants are castor bean and precatory bean or rosary pea (Abrus).
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Syllabification: ro·sa·ry pea
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