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bead vine

[from the use of the seeds as beads] n. a plant, Abrus precatorius, with poisonous oval green seeds which become red with a black spot when mature: 1905 (Shattuck 255). = BLACK-EYED SUSAN TREE, MACKABEE, RED-EYE SUZY, (WILD) LICORICE (Inagua, San Sal.)

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Last update: 2012-01-06 12:31
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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