Job's-tears


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Job's-tears

n
1. (functioning as singular) a tropical Asian grass, Coix lacryma-jobi, cultivated for its white beadlike modified leaves, which contain edible seeds
2. (Plants) (functioning as plural) the beadlike structures of this plant, used as rosary or ornamental beads

Job's-tears

(ˈdʒoʊbzˈtɪərz)

n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) the hard, spherical bracts that surround the female flowers of an Asian grass, Coix lacryma-jobi, used as beads.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the grass itself.