Mexican jumping bean

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Mexican jumping bean:

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, common name for members of the Euphorbiaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees of greatly varied structure and almost cosmopolitan distribution, although most species are tropical. In the United States the family is most common in the Southeast.
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It was like something from Grease - she was gyrating in a pair of cut-off jeans and he was skipping and jumping and jiving as if he had Mexican jumping beans in his boxers.
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There are about thirty people jumping around like Mexican jumping beans," he says.