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Guinea pepper

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noun
  1. grain of paradise.

Origin of Guinea pepper

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for guinea pepper

Historical Examples

  • This is the chilli; the pepper-pods of that name, a species of capsicum; the guinea-pepper.

    Mexico

    Charles Reginald Enock


British Dictionary definitions for guinea pepper

Guinea pepper

noun
  1. a variety of the pepper plant Capsicum frutescens, from which cayenne pepper is obtained
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