Coix lackryma. - Job's Tear. - A kind of tropical grass from the East Indies. It is called Job's Tear on account of the appearance of its shiny, pearly fruit, which, when suspended on its slender pedicels, resembles in no inconsiderable degree a falling tear. The plant is about two or three feet high, a tender annua, and has some resemblance to Indian corn in the stalks and leaves. Cultivated for its singular fruit. The flowers are destitute of beauty.