grain of paradise


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.

Origin of grain of paradise

First recorded in 1490–1500
Also called guinea grain, Guinea pepper.
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British Dictionary definitions for guinea grains

guinea grains


pl n

another name for grains of paradise
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