Meaning of Job's-tears

Job's-tears

Pronunciation: ( jōbz'tērz'), [key]
— n.
  1. the hard, nearly spherical bracts that surround the female flowers of an Asian grass, Coix lacryma-jobi, and which when ripe are used as beads.
  2. the grass itself.
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