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Meaning of Indian licorice

In'dian lic'orice

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a woody tropical vine, Abrus precatorius, of the legume family, having extremely poisonous scarlet and black seeds that are used for beads and a root used as a substitute for licorice. Also called
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