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.

Origin of grain of paradise

First recorded in 1490–1500
Also called guinea grain, Guinea pepper.
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