grains of paradise definition

  • noun-plural:
    • The pungent fragrant seeds of a tropical African plant (Aframomum melegueta) used medicinally as well as flavoring beverages.
    • The seeds of cardamom.
  • noun:
    • The seeds of a plant (Aframomum melegueta) in ginger household native to West Africa used as a spice.
    • the seeds of a species of amomum.
    • See Melequeta pepper, under Pepper.
    • West African plant bearing pungent peppery seeds

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