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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Je·quir·i·ty n., or Je·quir·i·ty bean.  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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lic·o·rice n.  [Written also liquorice.]
 1. Bot. A plant of the genus Glycyrrhiza (Glycyrrhiza glabra), 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.
 Licorice fern Bot., a name of several kinds of polypody which have rootstocks of a sweetish flavor.
 Licorice sugar. Chem. See Glycyrrhizin.
 Licorice weed Bot., the tropical plant Scapania dulcis.
 Mountain licorice Bot., a kind of clover (Trifolium alpinum), found in the Alps. It has large purplish flowers and a sweetish perennial rootstock.
 Wild licorice. Bot. (a) The North American perennial herb Glycyrrhiza lepidota. (b) Certain broad-leaved cleavers (Galium circæzans and Galium lanceolatum). (c) The leguminous climber Abrus precatorius, whose scarlet and black seeds are called black-eyed Susans. Its roots are used as a substitute for those of true licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vetch n.  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 Hippocrepis; the kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria); the milk vetch, of the genus Astragalus; the licorice vetch, or wild licorice (Abrus precatorius).