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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
First recorded in 1490-1500 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for grains of paradise

grains of paradise

plural noun
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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