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grain of paradise

noun
1.
Usually, grains of paradise. one of the pungent, peppery seeds of an African plant, Aframomum melegueta, of the ginger family, used to strengthen cordials and in veterinary medicine.
Also called guinea grain, Guinea pepper.
Origin of grain of paradise
1490-1500
1490-1500
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British Dictionary definitions for grains of paradise

grains of paradise

plural noun
1.
the peppery seeds of either of two African zingiberaceous plants, Aframomum melegueta or A. granum-paradisi, used as stimulants, diuretics, etc Also called guinea grains
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