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Indian liquorice

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noun
a woody leguminous climbing plant, Abrus precatorius, native to tropical Asia and naturalized elsewhere, having scarlet black-spotted poisonous seeds, used as beads, and roots used as a substitute for liquoriceAlso called: jequirity
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