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(dʒɪˈkwɪrɪtɪ) or


n, pl -ties
1. (Plants) other names for Indian liquorice
2. (Plants) the seed of the Indian liquorice
[C19: from Portuguese jequirití, from Tupi-Guarani jekirití]


(dʒəˈkwɪr ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the Indian licorice, Abrus precatorius, of the legume family.
2. Also called jequir′ity bean`. the poisonous scarlet seed of this plant, used for making necklaces and rosaries.
[1880–85; < Portuguesejequirití < Tupi-Guaranijekirití]
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There are other plants such as cannabis, Abrus precatorius, toxalbumin in Ricinus communis, cocaine from Erythroxylum coca, ergot alkaloids from Claviceps purpureaand morning glory lily, poison hemlok, reserpine, and digitalis glycosides in foxglove involved in toxic manifestations in other parts of the country.
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surge en la consociacion Armero, donde se registro en el tercer estudio y para el cuarto hizo presencia en tres consociaciones mas y las lianas Abrus precatorius L.
Long before standardized, cast-metal weights were invented, seeds that were known for their consistent weight, such as those of the Abrus precatorius, were used to weigh gold.
The subspecies africanus of Abrus precatorius (Reglisse marronne) is widely distributed in Africa, but is also native to Madagascar and the Mascarenes.
Irwin & Barneby Asia 1 Subfamily Papilionioideae Abrus precatorius L.
Hutchkinson is no fan of Catholics and proposes a way to dispense of them by using rosaries made of the seeds of Abrus precatorius, the rosary seed plant.
This is in consonance with that of an earlier report on certain under-utilized legumes such as Abrus precatorius, Mucuna pruriens var.
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Studies on structure and properties of the lectin from Abrus precatorius and Ricinus communis.
The compounds come from the weedy vine Abrus precatorius, commonly known as the rosary pea, which grows in tropical regions worldwide.