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
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Abrus 1 species Acacia 25 species Adenolobus 2 species Aeschynomene 3 species Afzelia 1 species Albizia 6 species Alysicarpus 1 species Amblygonocarpus 1 species Arachis 1 species Baikiaea 1 species Baphia 1 species Bauhinia ...
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