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A widely cultivated Southeast Asian grass that bears its seeds inside hollow, pear-shaped receptacles, which are gray and shiny and sometimes used as beads.
- ‘Cook 50g sweet rice with 60g Job's tears and 8 red dates.’
- ‘Alternative staples such as foxtail millet, Job's tears, taro, yams and sago played a more important role in other parts of the archipelago.’
- ‘Salicylic acid combined with ‘ethnobotanicals,’ like Job's tears, yarrow and burdock, is more effective.’
- ‘He focuses on the practice of planting ‘archaic cultigens’ - plants such as Job's tears and Italian millet which are used mostly for ritual purposes.’
- ‘Prepare 50 grams of sticky rice, 250 grams of seeds of Job's tears, 20 grams of Chinese dates and 20 grams of longan.’
Late 16th century: named after the patriarch Job.
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