One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A plant of the pea family which produces poisonous shiny scarlet beans with a black eye, sometimes used as amulets.
Abrus and other genera, family Leguminosae: several species
- ‘So if lucky beans turn easily into giant coral trees, there's no reason why we shouldn't have more Cape chestnuts around town, especially as they have different flowering times.’
- 1.1 A bean produced by the lucky bean plant.
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