Sacred bean

See under Sacred.
(Bot.) a seed of the Oriental lotus (Nelumbo speciosa or Nelumbium speciosum), a plant resembling a water lily; also, the plant itself. See Lotus.

See also: Bean, Sacred

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Not missing a single leaf or ground around the stem of the coffee trees they search for the droppings of sacred beans defecated and left behind by the Asian Palm Civet.