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

1
Probably earlier than 1940–45; <French <Arabic bunduq hazelnut ≪ Greek Pontikòn (káryon) hazelnut, literally, Pontic nut

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