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Job's tears

pl.n.
1. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A tropical Asian grass (Coix lacryma-jobi) having white beadlike grains.
2. (used with a pl. verb) The grains of this plant, eaten or used as ornamental beads.
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Noun1.Job's tears - hard pearly seeds of an Asiatic grass; often used as beads
seed - a small hard fruit
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