Linn. Job'sTears. Tear-Grass. CORN-BEADS. Fig.515. So called from the resemblance of the in florescence to a tear-drop. In cult. as an ornament or as a curiosity. In India it is cultivated for food by some of the hill tribes of that country. Var. aurea sebrina, Hort., has yellow-striped lvs.  P.B. Kennedy