The Caribbean Dictionary

jumbee bead
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Noun
Bracelets or anklets made by stringing together the brightly coloured seeds of the plant Abrus precatorius. The bracelets worn to ward off jumbees or other spirits and influences.
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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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kp Mar 21, 2015
This is one of the two most poisonous seeds in the world. If the inner seed enters your blood you are dead.....contains ricin
Helen Aug 18, 2015
Hmmm didn't know that .........what is the second one
Samael Sharpe Aug 18, 2015
Probably castor oil seeds. They also contain ricin.
Ann Nov 22, 2015
When I was growing up, I think those red ones were called 'buck-beads' .
Jeff Mar 21, 2019
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Jeff Mar 21, 2019
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