Mexican jumping bean

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jump′ing bean`


n.
the seed of any of certain Mexican plants of the genera Sebastiania and Sapium, of the spurge family: the movements of a moth larva inside the seed cause it to move about or jump.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.Mexican jumping bean - seed of Mexican shrubs of the genus Sebastiana containing the larva of a moth whose movements cause the bean to jerk or tumbleMexican jumping bean - seed of Mexican shrubs of the genus Sebastiana containing the larva of a moth whose movements cause the bean to jerk or tumble
genus Sebastiana, Sebastiana - Mexican spurges
seed - a small hard fruit
References in periodicals archive ?
Los que giran la cuerda, lo van a hacer hacia la linea de brincadores, y despues una vez lejos de ellos (1 vez adelante y otra atras).
Sigueme: Una cuerda y un grupo de ninos brincadores que forman una linea para empezar a jugar cerca de uno de los que giran la cuerda.