Indian licorice


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Related to Indian licorice: Jequirity, precatory bean

In′dian lic′orice


n.
a woody tropical vine, Abrus precatorius, legume family, having seeds used for beads and a root used as a licorice substitute. Also called rosary pea.
[1885–90]
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The sweet-tasting saponins discovered in Kinghorn's lab were extracted and isolated from the subtropical weed Abrus precatorius, commonly known as rosary pea or Indian licorice. The plant originated in India, where it's used as a substitute for licorice root.