Mexican jumping bean


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Synonyms for Mexican jumping bean

seed of Mexican shrubs of the genus Sebastiana containing the larva of a moth whose movements cause the bean to jerk or tumble

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Just seven minutes after Fergie's box of Mexican jumping beans sprang from the bench, Paul Schloles suffered one of his "redmist moments" and left Pablo Zabaleta with a souvenir set of studmarks on his thigh.
MANUEL MEDINA reckons he can bounce Scott Harrison out of the ring with the help of Mexican jumping beans.