Abrus

Abrus is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae and the only genus found in the Tribe Abreae. It contains, 13–18 species, but is best known for a single species, Jequirity (A. precatorius). The highly toxic seeds of that species are used to make jewellery. ...
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Abrus

A genus of leguminous plants. The root of Abrus precatorius, Indian liquorice, is sometimes used as a substitute for liquorice; the seeds are toxic and may cause vomiting, diarrhoea, convulsions, and death if chewed. ... Origin: more correctly Habrus, from G. Habros, graceful ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Abrus

Abrus is a genus of papilionaceous plants, of the natural order Leguminosae, one species of which, Abrus precatonus, a delicate twining shrub, a native of the East Indies, and found also in tropical parts of Africa and America, has round brilliant scarlet seeds, which are used to make necklaces and rosaries. Its root is sweetish and mucilaginous, a...
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Abrus

Type: Term Pronunciation: ā′brŭs Definitions: 1. A genus of leguminous plants. The root of Abrus precatorius, Indian liquorice, is sometimes used as a substitute for liquorice; the seeds are toxic and chewing may cause vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, and death.
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