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bead tree

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  1. Barbados pride(def 1).
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Origin of bead tree

First recorded in 1660–70; so called from its bright scarlet seeds, used for necklaces
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  • Crab's′-eyes, the scarlet seeds of an East Indian bead-tree: a concretion of carbonate of lime in the stomach of the cray-fish.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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