Job's tears

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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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Potential allelopathic effects of Mikania micrantha on the seed germination and seedling growth of Coix lacryma-jobi Potential allelopathic effects of Mikania micrantha on the seed germination and seedling growth of Coix lacryma-jobi.
Low density but high abundance was observed for Anisomelis indica, Arundo donax, Bambusa tulda, Bombax ceiba, Calamus rotung, Cassia tora, Clitoria ternatea, Coix lacryma-jobi, Ficus hispida, Hedyotis scandens, and the epiphytic orchid Vanda tessellata (Table 1).
Coix lacryma-jobi, used by the Hajong TMPs to treat puerperal fever is used by the traditional healers of sacred groves of Manipur to treat female disorders (Khumbongmayum et al.