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grain of paradise

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for guinea grains

guinea grains

plural noun
another name for grains of paradise
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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