rosary pea

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rosary pea

A tropical woody vine (Abrus precatorius) widely naturalized in Florida, having small hard poisonous seeds that are scarlet with a black spot and are used as beads. Also called jequirity bean.


a structure resembling a string of beads.

rosary pea
see abrusprecatorius.
rachitic rosary
a succession of beadlike prominences along the costal cartilages, in rickets; caused by compression of metaphyses under pressure.