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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
First recorded in 1490-1500
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