guinea-grains

guinea grains

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grains of paradise

noun
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 grains, Guinea pepper.


Origin:
1490–1500

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grains of paradise
 
pl n
Also called: guinea grains the peppery seeds of either of two African zingiberaceous plants, Aframomum melegueta or A. granum-paradisi, used as stimulants, diuretics, etc

guinea grains
 
pl n
another name for grains of paradise

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