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luck seed, lucky nut

[cf. Trin. lucky nut (Winer p.c.), US Black lucky bean (Dillard 1977:126)] n. the seeds of a shrub, picked and kept for luck: 1920 luck seed ... Cerbera thevetia (Britton 338). 1956 lucky seed Thevetia nereifolia (Higgs 51). cf. GOOD-LUCK BEAN (Exuma, Eleu.)

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Last update: 2011-06-03 21:30
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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