ordeal bean


noun


Nearby words

  1. ord,
  2. ord.,
  3. ordain,
  4. ordainee,
  5. ordeal,
  6. ordeal tree,
  7. order,
  8. order about,
  9. order arms,
  10. order bill of lading

Origin of ordeal bean

First recorded in 1880–85; so called because it was allegedly administered as a test to persons suspected of witchcraft

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