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Definition: Abrus precatorius
, n., or Jequirity bean \Je*quir"i*ty
bean`\ [Prob. fr. a native name.] (Bot.)
The seed of the wild licorice (Abrus precatorius
) used by
the people of India for beads in rosaries and necklaces, as a
standard weight, etc.; -- called also jumble bead
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
(l[i^]k"[-o]*r[i^]s), n. [OE. licoris,
through old French, fr. L. liquiritia, corrupted fr.
glycyrrhiza, Gr. glyky`rriza; glyky`s sweet + "ri`za root.
.] [Written also
1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Glycyrrhiza
), the root of which abounds with a sweet juice,
and is much used in demulcent compositions.
2. The inspissated juice of licorice root, used as a
confection and for medicinal purposes.
(Bot.), a name of several kinds of polypody
which have rootstocks of a sweetish flavor.
. (Chem.) See Glycyrrhizin
(Bot.), the tropical plant Scapania dulcis
(Bot.), a kind of clover (Trifolium alpinum
), found in the Alps. It has large purplish
flowers and a sweetish perennial rootstock.
(a) The North American perennial herb Glycyrrhiza lepidota
(b) Certain broad-leaved cleavers (Galium circ[ae]zans
and Galium lanceolatum
(c) The leguminous climber Abrus precatorius
scarlet and black seeds are called black-eyed Susans
. Its roots are used as a substitute for those
of true licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra
, n. [Also fitch; OE. ficche, feche, for veche, OF.
veche, vecce, vesche, vesce, F. vesce, fr. L. vicia.] (Bot.)
Any leguminous plant of the genus Vicia
, some species of
which are valuable for fodder. The common species is Vicia sativa
Note: The name is also applied to many other leguminous
plants of different genera; as the chichling vetch, of
the genus Lathyrus
; the horse vetch, of the genus
; the kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria
); the milk vetch, of the genus
; the licorice vetch, or wild licorice