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jequirity

[ juh-kwir-i-tee ]
/ dʒəˈkwɪr ɪ ti /
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noun, plural je·quir·i·ties.
the rosary pea, Abrus precatorius, of the legume family.
Also called jequirity beans . the poisonous scarlet seeds of this plant, used for making necklaces and rosaries.
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Origin of jequirity

1880–85; <Portuguese jequirití<Tupi-Guarani jekirití

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British Dictionary definitions for jequirity

jequirity

jequerity

/ (dʒɪˈkwɪrɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
other names for Indian liquorice
the seed of the Indian liquorice

Word Origin for jequirity

C19: from Portuguese jequirití, from Tupi-Guarani jekirití
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