Job's tears


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Job's tears - hard pearly seeds of an Asiatic grass; often used as beads
seed - a small hard fruit
References in periodicals archive ?
Adlai, or Job's Tears, is a high-energy, gluten-free grain that tastes exactly like rice but is low in the glycemic index.
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.