The Caribbean Dictionary

johncrow bead
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Noun
The seeds and plant of the climbing legume Abrus precatorius. It is primarily known for its brightly coloured seeds which are used in jewelry, art and craft, and as filling for percussion instruments and shakers. Most seeds are bright red with a black eye. However, they also occur in full red, full black, green, and white.
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devil bead
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Dwight Marshalleck Apr 30, 2015
Wrong. This is the highly toxic rosary pea, Abrus precatorius.
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