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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Also known as Job's tears, it is an heirloom grain from Aglayan, Bukidnon, and farmed by Hineleban Foundation.
Then the diner 'builds around it,' adds Ana, by choosing a grain, which could either be Adlai (Job's Tears), heirloom rice, vermicelli (sotanghon), soba noodles or farm fresh greens.
"In celebration of our cultural heritage and Seattle Beer Week we decided to brew another small batch to be released at our tasting room." The Mijiaya beer is a light, flowery, clean beer brewed with barley, Job's tears, millet, Chinese squash, lily flowers, and yam.
"Our data reveal a surprising beer recipe in which broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum), barley (Hordeum vulgare), Job's tears (Coix lacryma-jobi, a Chinese variant of pearl barley), and tubers were fermented together."
I am looking for Job's Tears seeds, which grow on stalks similar to cane.
For example, among widely recognized materials/ingredients with beautifying properties are Hong Lao (red dates) and Long Yan (Longan fruit) for stimulating blood circulation and hence promoting facial complexion, YiYi (Seeds of Job's Tears) and Bai He (lily bulb) for skin whitening and moisturizing, Lv Dou (mung bean) for detoxifying the body and clearing oily and acne prone skin, and Yin'or (white fungus) for skin hydration and anti aging, to name a lew.
Rather, to restart the flow, she might begin drinking palm wine or eat Job's tears (a specific nursing prescription especially of groups outside of central Nage, whose use as a general galactogogue is described as a recent practice).