bonduc

[bon-duhk]
noun
  1. a semitropical tree, Caesalpinia bonducella, of the legume family, the decorative seeds of which are used for jewelry and rosaries.

Origin of bonduc

probably earlier than 1940–45; < French < Arabic bunduq hazelnut ≪ Greek Pontikòn (káryon) hazelnut, literally, Pontic nut
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