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rosary pea

Syllabification: ro·sa·ry pea

Definition of rosary pea in English:

noun

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
Example sentences
  • Two extremely toxic plants are castor bean and precatory bean or rosary pea (Abrus).
1.1The beans of the rosary pea plant.

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