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.

Origin of jequirity

1880–85; < Portuguese jequirití < Tupi-Guarani jekirití Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for jequirity



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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