Definition of rosary pea in US English:

rosary pea


  • 1A tropical plant of the pea family that produces extremely poisonous, shiny, scarlet beans with a black eye.

    Genus Abrus, family Leguminosae: several species, in particular A. precatorius

    • ‘Two extremely toxic plants are castor bean and precatory bean or rosary pea (Abrus).’
    1. 1.1 The beans of the rosary pea plant.