One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 The beans of the rosary pea plant.
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