mescal bean


noun

an evergreen shrub or small tree, Sophora secundiflora, of the legume family, of the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, having clusters of fragrant, violet-blue flowers and pods containing highly poisonous, bright red seeds.

Nearby words

  1. mesatipellic,
  2. mesatipellic pelvis,
  3. mesaxon,
  4. mesc,
  5. mescal,
  6. mescal button,
  7. mescalero,
  8. mescaline,
  9. mesclun,
  10. mesdames

Origin of mescal bean

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

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