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noun
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.
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Also called guinea grain, Guinea pepper.

Origin of grain of paradise

First recorded in 1490–1500
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