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bonduc

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

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